Part of speech: verb

To fight or contend with; oppose; resist; do battle; contend.

Part of speech: noun

A battle or fight; struggle; contest.

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Usage examples "combat":

  1. Neither will his lordship hastily seek another combat with his niece. - "Anna St. Ives", Thomas Holcroft.
  2. De Mouy, after a terrible combat in the staircase and hall, had finally come out of the burning house like a true hero. - "Marguerite de Valois", Alexandre Dumas.
  3. Licinius Stolo had attempted in vain to combat it. - "Public Lands and Agrarian Laws of the Roman Republic", Andrew Stephenson.