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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (military)
a. combat
Tres mil soldados perdieron la vida en combate contra el enemigo.Three thousand soldiers lost their lives in combat against the enemy.
2. (sports)
a. fight (boxing)
El boxeador esquivó varios puñetazos muy fuertes durante el combate.The boxer dodged several strong punches during the fight.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
a. fight
Tuvimos cierto grado de éxito en el combate contra la inflación.We have had some success in the fight against inflation.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (lucha)
a. fight
2. (batalla)
a. battle
3. (también fig)
dejar a alguien fuera de combateto knock somebody out
combate de boxeoboxing match
combate cuerpo a cuerpohand-to-hand combat
combate de lucha librewrestling match
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(Mil) combat; (Boxeo) contest; fight; [de ideas, sentimientos] conflict
estar fuera de combate to be out of action; (Boxeo) to be knocked out; dejar o poner a algn fuera de combate to put sb out of action; (Boxeo) to knock sb out; ganar por fuera de combate to win by a knockout
combate a muerte fight to the death
combate naval naval battle; sea battle
combate singular single combat
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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