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English

Etymology

Middle French combiner, from Late Latin combinare (to unite, yoke together) from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] com- (together) + bini (two by two)

Pronunciation

Verb
Noun

Verb

Infinitive
to combine

Third person singular
combin

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to combine (third-person singular simple present combin, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) to bring (two or more things or activities) together; to unite
    • Combine the milk and the hot water in a large bowl.
    • I'm combining business and pleasure on this trip.
  2. (transitive) to have two or more things or properties that function together
    • Joe combines the intelligence of a rock with the honesty of a politician.

Derived terms

Translations

Noun

Singular
combine

Plural
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  1. A short form for combine harvester.
    • We can't finish harvesting because our combine is stuck in the mud.
  2. A concern, consortium or syndicate.

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