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verb combine pronunciation in British English /kəmˈbaɪn/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlecombining
past tensecombined
past participlecombined
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] if you combine things, or if they combine, you use, do, or put them together

    an attempt to combine the advantages of two systems

    combine something with something:

    Combine the excitement of a week in Bangkok with a week on the unspoilt beaches of Phuket.

    combined with something:

    High tides combined with strong winds caused severe flooding.

    combine something and something:

    a high standard achieved by combining advanced techniques and specialist knowledge

    1. a.
      [intransitive/transitive] if you combine substances, or if they combine, you mix them together to form a single substance

      Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.

      combine with:

      The minerals in hard water combine with soap to form a scum.

    2. b.
      [intransitive/transitive] if two or more organizations or groups combine, or if someone combines them, they join together

      Profits are up since the two companies combined last year.

      combine with:

      St Peter’s has combined with a neighbouring church.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to use a combine harvester


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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