hors de combat


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hors de com·bat

 (ôr′ də kôN-bä′)
adv. & adj.
Out of action; disabled.

[French : hors, out + de, of + combat, combat.]

hors de combat

(ɔr də kɔ̃ba)
adj, adv (postpositive)
disabled or injured
[literally: out of (the) fight]

hors de com•bat

(ɔr də kɔ̃ˈba)

adj., adv. French.
out of the fight; disabled.

hors de combat

A French phrase meaning out of the fighting, used to mean put out of action by being injured or damaged.
Translations

hors de combat

[ˈɔːdəkɔ̃ba] ADJfuera de combate

hors de combat

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Hors De Combat, who had beaten Born In Bombay when they met at Newmarket, was third and his trainer James Fanshawe said: "He's an improving horse and has run really well.
Hors De Combat was an easy winner at Newmarket last time out and might just be underestimated in the Britannia Stakes.
In addition, she added, "attacks against individuals who are hors de combat due to sickness, injury, capture or surrender, are prohibited.
Writing in the Sussex Express, he said: "With several players likely to be hors de combat for an indeterminate period, augmentation of the squad is a pre-requisite for the perpetuation of our season.
The only surprise in the CDS's assessment was that this one-time surge deployment of 3600 soldiers to Kabul (in addition to maintaining our commitments in Bosnia and elsewhere) will render our military hors de combat for up to 18 months after the Afghanistan operation is complete.
Nothing strange in that - we do have a tendency to kick each other instead of the ball at odd times, leaving one or even both of those involved hors de combat.
Another horse who ran a brilliant race at the Glorious meeting was HORS DE COMBAT who got flattened two furlongs out before staying on strongly enough to suggest a prize like this was within his compass very soon.
If David Cameron loses the next election, he will almost certainly have to resign immediately, and with Mr Johnson's term as mayor not due to end until 2016, that will presumably put him hors de combat.
Hors de Combat was a good winner at Newmarket for James Fanshawe and should confirm his superiority over the reopposing Lyn Valley.
45 Haydock Sporting* (50:25:10) 16-19 Bilimbi, 9-12 Zarwaan, 8-11 Hors De Combat, What About Carlo, 7-9 First Flight, 6-8 Chatez, 5-7 Lyn Valley, Braidley, Shot In The Sun, Red Stargazer, 3-5 Mawfoor, 2-4 Hot Coffee, 1-3 Riverboat Springs, Grevillea, Almargo.
My selections were all hors de combat and my wedge was last seen heading south in a black Sedan out of Gloucestershire to leave me weeping buckets with not even the prospect of a run for my money.
Remarkably, his opening victory on Hors De Combat was his first winner at Newmarket when running away with the opening 7f maiden.