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Combat, vb. 1) intr. a) to fight in a duel: “wisdom and blood --ing in so tender a body,” Ado II, 3, 170. “I will not c. in my shirt,” LLL V, 2, 711. H6C II, 5, 6. Ant. III, 13, 79.
b) to fight in any manner: “his face still --ing with tears and smiles,” R2 V, 2, 32. “c. with adverse planets,” H6A I, 1, 54. “ruin c. with their palaces,” V, 2, 7.
2) trans. to oppose in single fight: “to c. a poor famished man,” H6B IV, 10, 47. when he the ambitious Norway --ed, Hml. 1, 1, 1, 1
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