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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!
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.
combine forces (with one)
To work together with one. If you two combine forces, you might just win the election after all. I'm sorry, but you're going to have to combine forces with Michael if you want to get this done.
join forces (with one)
To work together with one. If you two join forces, you might just win the election after all. I'm sorry, but you're going to have to join forces with Michael if you want to get this done.
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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.
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
join/combine ˈforces (with somebody)work together in order to achieve a shared aim: The two firms joined forces to win the contract. OPPOSITE: part company (with/from somebody/something)
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