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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’”)
- (UK) IPA: /ˈkɒm.baɪn/, SAMPA: /"kQm.baIn/
- (US) enPR: käm'bīn, IPA: /ˈkɑm.baɪn/, SAMPA: /"kAm.baIn/
- Rhymes: -ɒmbaɪn
Third person singular
- (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.
- (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.
- A short form for combine harvester.
- We can't finish harvesting because our combine is stuck in the mud.
- A concern, consortium or syndicate.
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