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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 com·bat /ˈkɑmˌbæt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·bat v. i. [imp. & p. p. Combated; p. pr. & vb. n. Combating.]  To struggle or contend, as with an opposing force; to fight.
    To combat with a blind man I disdain.   --Milton.
    After the fall of the republic, the Romans combated only for the choice of masters.   --Gibbon.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·bat, v. t. To fight with; to oppose by force, argument, etc.; to contend against; to resist.
    When he the ambitious Norway combated.   --Shak.
    And combated in silence all these reasons.   --Milton.
    Minds combat minds, repelling and repelled.   --Goldsmith.
 Syn: -- To fight against; resist; oppose; withstand; oppugn; antagonize; repel; resent.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·bat, n.
 1. A fight; a contest of violence; a struggle for supremacy.
    My courage try by combat, if thou dar'st.   --Shak.
    The noble combat that 'twixt joy and sorrow was fought in Paulina.   --Shak.
 2. Mil. An engagement of no great magnitude; or one in which the parties engaged are not armies.
 Single combat, one in which a single combatant meets a single opponent, as in the case of David and Goliath; also, a duel.
 Syn: -- A battle; engagement; conflict; contest; contention; struggle; fight, strife. See Battle, Contest.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an engagement fought between two military forces [syn: armed
      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"
         [syn: fight, fighting, scrap]
      v : battle or contend against in or as if in a battle; "The
          Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Nothern Iraq"; "We
          must combat the prejudices against other races"; "they
          battled over the budget" [syn: battle]
      [also: combatting, combatted]