combine (something) with (something)

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combine (something) with (something)

To add or mix two or more things together. Now, we need to combine the meat with the rest of the ingredients in the stew.
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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Music, when combined with a pleasurable idea, is poetry; music, without the idea, is simply music; the idea, wi thout the music, is prose, from its very definitiveness.
After having combined with the Executive in betraying the interests of the nation in a ruinous treaty, what prospect, it is asked, would there be of their being made to suffer the punishment they would deserve, when they were themselves to decide upon the accusation brought against them for the treachery of which they have been guilty?
Effects of external conditions -- Use and disuse, combined with natural selection; organs of flight and of vision -- Acclimatisation -- Correlation of growth -- Compensation and economy of growth -- False correlations -- Multiple, rudimentary, and lowly organised structures variable -- Parts developed in an unusual manner are highly variable: specific characters more variable than generic: secondary sexual characters variable -- Species of the same genus vary in an analogous manner -- Reversions to long lost characters -- Summary.
On the whole, I think we may conclude that habit, use, and disuse, have, in some cases, played a considerable part in the modification of the constitution, and of the structure of various organs; but that the effects of use and disuse have often been largely combined with, and sometimes overmastered by, the natural selection of innate differences.
This one is a woman, with all a woman's wit, combined with the heartlessness of a COCOTTE.
When added to a recipe, it is best to add bitter rather than sweetened chocolate, not only to preserve the naturally rich chocolate flavor and texture, but to prevent the dish from becoming overly sweet when combined with other ingredients including sugar.
"Combining bitter and sweet has no season; it is something that is always good, it is something to wake you up." The sweetness of sugar, milk, cream, and cheese are combined with the bitter qualities of coffee, chocolate, citrus, and almonds into something creamy, sweet and soft-unforgettable.
The added purge gas volume, combined with the halogen gases produced by the flux, quickly overwhelms the rotary degassing impeller head and decreases its efficiency.
10 SCIENCE, shows that a receiver moving in orbit can be succesfully combined with others fixed on earth for this kind of work.
Neutral cottonseed oil is combined with a variety of vegetable oils to produce commercial margarine, mayonnaise, and salad dressings.
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