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combat

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Noun combat has 2 senses
  1. combat, armed combat - an engagement fought between two military forces
    --1 is a kind of battle, conflict, fight, engagement
    --1 is a part of war, warfare
    --1 has particulars: hostility, belligerency; aggression
    Derived form: verb combat1
  2. fight, fighting, combat, scrap - 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"
    --2 is a kind of conflict, struggle, battle
    --2 has parts: blow
    --2 has particulars:
     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
    Derived form: verb combat1
Verb combat has 1 sense
  1. battle, combat - 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"
    --1 is one way to fight, struggle
    Derived forms: noun combat2, noun combat1, noun combatant1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
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