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Definition of 'defeat'

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  1. an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest; "it was a narrow defeat"; "the army's only defeat"; "they suffered a convincing licking"
       Synonyms: licking
       Antonyms: victory triumph
  2. the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals
       Synonyms: frustration


  1. 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"
       Synonyms: get the better of overcome
  2. thwart the passage of; "kill a motion"; "he shot down the student's proposal"
       Synonyms: kill shoot down vote down vote out

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