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Meaning & Definition of Combat in English

English

Combat

/kɑmbæt/

noun

1. An engagement fought between two military forces

    synonym:
  • combat
  • ,
  • armed combat

2. The act of fighting

  • Any contest or struggle
  • "A fight broke out at the hockey game"
  • "There was fighting in the streets"
  • "The unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"
    synonym:
  • fight
  • ,
  • fighting
  • ,
  • combat
  • ,
  • scrap

verb

1. Battle or contend against in or as if in a battle

  • "The kurds are combating iraqi troops in northern iraq"
  • "We must combat the prejudices against other races"
  • "They battled over the budget"
    synonym:
  • battle
  • ,
  • combat

Examples of using

There's nothing like close combat to test one's mettle.
There's nothing like close combat to test one's mettle.