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  Words related to defeat

Related / Similar Words: licking, frustration, get the better of, overcome, kill, shoot down, vote down, vote out

 

Definition:
  • an unsuccessful ending;
  • the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals;
  • 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";
  • thwart the passage of; "kill a motion"; "he shot down the student''s proposal";

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    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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