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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. Now, we need to combine the meat with the rest of the ingredients in the stew.
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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.
See also: combine, force

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.
See also: force, join
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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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)
See also: combine, force, join
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A merger of a target corporation into a partnership or a disregarded entity owned by a partnership would not satisfy the statutory merger requirements because all of the assets and liabilities of the target, which is the combining entity and sole member of the transferor unit, do not become the assets and liabilities of one or more members of a transferee unit.
1.368-2(b)(1)(ii)(B)'s requirements became the disregarded entity does not qualify as a combining entity.
Speak to the loan officer to see what requirements the lender has when combining apartments before signing a contract.
According to the temporary regulations, the requirement that a transferor combining entity cease its legal existence will be met if it continues to exist for certain limited legal purposes, such as to defend itself against, or bring legal actions for, activities it engaged in before the merger's effective date.
1.368-2T(b)(1)(iii), for transferor units with foreign disregarded entities, the domestic-entity requirement (i.e., that the transferor unit's assets be held by the transferee unit's domestic entities after the merger) will not be violated if a foreign disregarded entity is part of a transferor unit and, as a result of a merger of the transferor combining entity, the foreign disregarded entity becomes a disregarded entity of the transferee unit.
Combining the top two integrated steel companies alone wouldn't necessarily raise antitrust issues, at least in the U.S., because the industry is so fragmented and the combined company would probably control less than 25% of domestic steel production.
All of the assets and liabilities of each member of a combining unit (the transferor unit) become the assets and liabilities of one or more members of another combining unit (the transferee unit) (Prop.
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., 114 Sup.