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'defeat'

Overview of noun defeat
1. defeat, licking -- (an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest; "it was a narrow defeat"; "the army's only defeat"; "they suffered a convincing licking")

2. frustration, defeat -- (the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals)


Overview of verb defeat
1. get the better of, overcome, defeat -- (win a victory over; "You must overcome all difficulties"; "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "He overcame his infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up")

2. kill, shoot down, defeat, vote down, vote out -- (thwart the passage of; "kill a motion"; "he shot down the student's proposal")



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