combatir

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combatir(
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to battle)
a. to fight
Nuestros soldados están muy cansados para combatir.Our soldiers are too weary to fight.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to strive against)
a. to fight
Combatió el cáncer por un año, pero lamentablemente falleció.She fought cancer for a year, but unfortunately she passed away.
b. to combat
Si combatimos al enemigo con este clima desfavorable, seremos derrotados.If we combat the enemy under this adverse weather, we will be defeated.
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combatir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to combat, to fight
un producto para combatir la cariesa product which fights tooth decay
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (general)
a. to fight
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combatir
intransitive verb
[+ejército, soldado] to fight
su padre combatió en la Guerra his father fought in the War; ha combatido por conseguir un acuerdo she has fought to achieve an agreement
transitive verb
[+fraude, desempleo, injusticia, enfermedad] to combat; fight
un remedio para combatir esta enfermedad
[+frío] to fight (off)
dedicó todo su esfuerzo a combatir al enemigo he put all his strength into fighting o combating the enemy; combatió las tesis capitalistas he fought against capitalist ideologies; un buen libro para combatir el aburrimiento a good book to fight off o combat boredom; medidas para combatir el fuego fire-fighting measures
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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