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  Definition of defeat
  1. an unsuccessful ending
  2. the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals
  3. win a victory over; "You must overcome all difficulties"; "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "She conquered here fear of mice"; "He overcame his infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"
  4. thwart the passage of; "kill a motion"; "he shot down the student''s proposal"
Similar Words: licking, frustration, get the better of, overcome, kill, shoot down, vote down, vote out

 

Hyponyms: rout, lurch, shutout, skunk, thrashing, walloping, debacle, drubbing, slaughter, trouncing, whipping, Waterloo, whitewash, demolish, destroy, beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish, wallop, down, overrun, get the best, have the best, overcome, get over, subdue, surmount, master, rout out, expel, upset, nose, conquer, survive, pull through, pull round, come through, make it

 

Derivational Morphology: kill, shoot down, vote down, vote out, thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk, subduer, surmounter, overcomer, licking

 

Language Translations:
Dutch: verslaan   Finnish: tappio and voittaa  
French: défaire and défaite   German: Niederlage and schlagen  
Greek: ήττα and νικώ   Hebrew: להביס and תבוסה  
Italian: sconfiggere and sconfitta   Latin: clades and vincere  
Norwegian: nederlag and overvinne   Polish: pokonać and porażka  
Portuguese: derrota and derrotar   Spanish: derrota and derrotar  
Turkish: yenmek  
 
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