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  Definition of combat
  1. an engagement fought between two military forces
  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"
  3. 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"
Similar Words: armed combat, fight, fighting, scrap, battle

 

Hyponyms: hostility, belligerency, aggression, gunfight, gunplay, shootout, brush, clash, encounter, skirmish, dogfight, fencing, in-fighting, set-to, shock, impact, hassle, scuffle, tussle, dogfingt, rough-and-tumble, duel, affaire d'honneur, fistfight, fisticuffs, slugfest, battering, banging, beating, whipping, affray, disturbance, fray, ruffle, brawl, free-for-all, knife fight, snickersnee, cut-and-thrust, rumble, gang fight, wrestle

 

Part Meronyms: war, warfare

 

Derivational Morphology: battle, quarrel, dispute, scrap, argufy, altercate, fight, struggle, fighting, armed combat, combatant, battler, belligerent, fighter, scrapper, conflict, engagement

 

Anagrams: tombac

 

 
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