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Meaning of combine

com•bine

Pronunciation: (v.kum-bīn' for 1, 2, 6, kom'bīn for 3, 7n. kom'bīn, kum-bīn' for 8, 9, kom'bīn for 10), [key]
— v., n. -bined, -bin•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to bring into or join in a close union or whole; unite: She combined the ingredients to make the cake. They combined the two companies.
  2. to possess or exhibit in union: a plan that combines the best features of several other plans.
  3. to harvest (grain) with a combine.
—v.i.
  1. to unite; coalesce: The clay combined with the water to form a thick paste.
  2. to unite for a common purpose; join forces: After the two factions combined, they proved invincible.
  3. to enter into chemical union.
  4. to use a combine in harvesting.
—n.
  1. a combination.
  2. a combination of persons or groups for the furtherance of their political, commercial, or other interests, as a syndicate, cartel, or trust.
  3. a harvesting machine for cutting and threshing grain in the field.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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