UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations verb: /kəmˈbaɪn/, noun: /ˈkɒmbaɪn/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/v. kəmˈbaɪn; n. ˈkɑmbaɪn/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(v. kəm bīn for 1, 2, 6, kombīn for 3, 7; n. kombīn, kəm bīn for 8, 9, kombīn for 10)

Inflections of 'combine' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. combine the flour and [the eggs, water, the other ingredients]
  2. combine the flour with [the eggs]
  3. combine (all) the ingredients (together)
  4. combine (all) the ingredients in a [bowl, dish, pan]
  5. combine the two ingredients
  6. combines (all) the [advantages, benefits] of
  7. combines [several, a few, many, multiple, two of]
  8. combines functionality and [beauty, design]
  9. combine your [items, orders] for shipping
  10. (must) combine our efforts
  11. combine them to [make, create, form]
  1. UK: a [food, product, financial] combine
  2. UK: the world's biggest [food] combine
  3. UK: an [influential, international, industrial] combine
  4. UK: a [powerful, large, far-reaching, massive] combine
  5. UK: formed a combine to [prevent, improve, ensure, offer, monopolize]
  6. UK: combines and [syndicates, blocs, cartels]
  7. use a combine to harvest the [wheat, field]
  8. the [farmer's, family's] combine
n as adj
  1. [operate, drive] a combine harvester
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