HyperDic: defeat

English > 4 senses of the word defeat:
VERBcompetitiondefeat, get the better of, overcomewin a victory over
socialdefeat, kill, shoot down, vote down, vote outthwart the passage of
NOUNeventdefeat, lickingan unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest / contest
feelingdefeat, frustrationthe feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals
defeat > pronunciation
Soundsdihfiy't
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English > defeat: 4 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningAn unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest / contest.
Examples
  • "it was a narrow defeat"
  • "the army's only defeat"
Synonymlicking
NarrowerheartbreakerA narrow defeat or a defeat at the last minute
lurchA decisive defeat in a game / game / game (especially in cribbage)
routAn overwhelming defeat
shutout, skunkA defeat in a game / game / game where one side fails to score
thrashing, walloping, debacle, drubbing, slaughter, trouncing, whippingA sound defeat
waterlooA final / final crushing defeat
whitewashA defeat in which the losing person or team fails to score
Broaderending, conclusion, finishevent whose occurrence ends something
failureAn event that does not accomplish its intended purpose
Oppositevictory, triumphA successful ending of a struggle or contest / contest
Spanishderrota
Catalanderrota, desfeta
Nounsdefeatistsomeone who is resigned to defeat without offering positive suggestions
Verbsdefeatthwart the passage of
English > defeat: 4 senses > noun 2, feeling
MeaningThe feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals.
Synonymfrustration
Broaderdisappointment, letdownA feeling of dissatisfaction that results when your expectations are not realized
Spanishderrota, fracaso, frustración
Catalanderrota, fracàs, frustració
Nounsdefeatistsomeone who is resigned to defeat without offering positive suggestions
English > defeat: 4 senses > verb 1, competition
Meaningwin a victory over.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThe fighter managed to defeat his opponent
Example "defeat your enemies"
Synonymsget the better of, overcome
Narrowerbeat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquishCome out better in a competition, race, or conflict
conquerOvercome by conquest
demolish, destroydefeat soundly
downbring down or defeat (an opponent)
lurch, skunkdefeat by a lurch
nosedefeat by a narrow margin
overrunseize the position of and defeat
rout, rout out, expelCause to flee
survive, pull through, pull round, come through, make itContinue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)
upsetdefeat suddenly and unexpectedly / unexpectedly
wallopdefeat soundly and utterly
Spanishderrotar, recuperarse, superar, vencer
Catalanderrotar, recuperar-se, superar, vèncer
English > defeat: 4 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningthwart the passage of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymskill, shoot down, vote down, vote out
Broaderveto, blackball, negativeVote against
Spanishechar abajo, echar a perder, frustrar, vencer, votar en contra
Catalanderrotar
Nounsdefeatan unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest / contest

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