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combine (something) against (someone or something)

To integrate multiple things, people, or qualities in order to counteract or oppose someone or something else. We have to combine all possible research methods against this disease before it becomes an epidemic. We must combine forces against this dreadful foe!
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combine (something) with (something)

To add or mix two or more things together. Primarily heard in UK. Now, we need to combine the meat with the rest of the ingredients in the stew.
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combine something against someone or something

to join something together in opposition to someone or something. We will combine forces against the enemy. Our game plan combined our various talents against the opposite team.
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combine something with something

to mix something with something else. I want to combine the red flowers with the pink ones for a bouquet. First, combine the eggs with the sugar.
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References in classic literature ?
We know that for logicians (formerly at any rate) the concept is the simple and primitive element; next comes the judgment, uniting two or several concepts; then ratiocination, combining two or several judgments.
We should be rather disposed to say that the result was attained by combining the two sources of consolation, for he repeated the second in a low tone, very frequently; ringing the bell meanwhile, to order in the first.
Mr Witherden the notary, too, regarded him with a friendly eye; and even Mr Chuckster would sometimes condescend to give him a slight nod, or to honour him with that peculiar form of recognition which is called 'taking a sight,' or to favour him with some other salute combining pleasantry with patronage.
Farmers are busy desiccating, swathing, combining and hauling bales.
In analyzing the effect of these rules on various transactions, the new regulations have examples that refer to combining entities, combining units and transferor units.
The concept of combining co-op or condo units into a single dwelling unit has become more prevalent over the last few years due to several factors.
For example," Lockburner said, "it would prohibit the current practice of combining subordinated debt with stockholders' equity and setting forth one number as capital on the face of the financial statements.
Combining the complementary strengths of the two technology leaders, the new AMD opens for business as a processing powerhouse committed to driving innovation, choice and growth in the technology industry.
368-2T(b)(1)(ii)(A), all of the assets and liabilities of each member of a combining unit (i.
Weyers added, "By combining our non-regulated energy marketing businesses, we will create a stronger, more competitive, and better balanced growth platform.
Much controversy surrounded the issue of combining groups with foreign parents, but on June 20, 1994, the Supreme Court, in the combined appeals of Barclays Bank PLC and Colgate-Palmolive Co.
By combining with TorreyPines, our shareholders will benefit from a stronger company that remains wholly dedicated to becoming a leading biopharmaceutical company in the area of CNS.
By combining these two independently growing technology companies into a more efficient entity with multiple revenue streams, we expect to expand our presence in safety medical needles and create new opportunities for profitable growth," said Jeff Soinski, President and CEO of SHPI.
By combining Darwin's front-end consulting and engagement management competencies with Suzsoft's China offshore development capabilities, the merger provides U.
NTL's Chairman, James Mooney said, "We're extremely pleased to see shareholders recognize the value in combining our two companies.