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defeating, present participle; defeated, past tense; defeats, 3rd person singular present; defeated, past participle;
  1. Win a victory over (someone) in a battle or other contest; overcome or beat
    • - Arab armies defeated the Byzantine garrison
  2. Prevent (someone) from achieving an aim
    • - she was defeated by the last steep hill
  3. Prevent (an aim) from being achieved
    • - don't cheat by allowing your body to droop—this defeats the object of the exercise
  4. Reject or block (a motion or proposal)
    • - the amendment was defeated
  5. Be impossible for (someone) to understand
    • - this line of reasoning defeats me, I must confess
  6. Render null and void; annul

  1. An instance of defeating or being defeated
    • - the defeat of the Armada in 1588
    • - she had still not quite admitted defeat

  1. an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest; "it was a narrow defeat"; "the army's only defeat"; "they suffered a convincing licking"
  2. get the better of: 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"
  3. frustration: the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals
  4. kill: thwart the passage of; "kill a motion"; "he shot down the student's proposal"
  5. (defeated) beaten or overcome; not victorious; "the defeated enemy"
  6. (defeated) disappointingly unsuccessful; "disappointed expectations and thwarted ambitions"; "their foiled attempt to capture Calais"; "many frustrated poets end as pipe-smoking teachers"; "his best efforts were thwarted"
  7. The act of defeating or being defeated; To overcome in battle or contest; To destroy, ruin, undo, lay waste to
  8. (Defeated) Rejected attempt to pick up a chick.
  9. a downfall or setback, a destruction or ruin; to conquer, foil, beat, subdue, check, repulse, quell, crush, trounce, vanquish, overpower, overwhelm, overthrow, overturn, overcome, thwart, deprive, or ROUT. ...
  10. a tactical mission task that occurs when an enemy force has temporarily or permanently lost the physical means or the will to fight. ...
  11. (Said of the contract). To prevent declarer from taking the number of tricks called for by his contract. Also, set.
  12. v. to cause to lose in a battle or struggle; n. a loss; the condition of having lost
  13. To bypass an alarm system or any part of it.
  14. The character's power is activated when the lost the round. (Example: If Exolia loses the round she was played in, her Poison 1, min 0 ability is inflicted upon the opponent.)
  15. Conquest, Overthrow, Beating, Repulse, Trouncing, Rout, Vanquishmentthwart, Frustrate, Disappoint, Check, Balk, Stop, Terminate, End, Finish, Foilfrus . . . View All Synonyms