Defeat synonyms

dĭ-fēt'
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(Chess) Any situation in which a player, whose king is not currently in check, cannot move without placing that king in check: it results in a draw
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A repelling or being repelled
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A situation in which planned operations cannot be effectuated, as in the case of the launch of spacecraft:
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The condition or feeling of being disappointed.
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An overwhelming defeat
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Defeat in war
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To get the better of; to outsmart, to beat in a competition of wits.
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To avoid or evade
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The cause of such a fall; a critical blow or error.
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An abrupt, blunt refusal of offered advice, help, etc.
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The act or process of conquering:
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(Sports) A throw that goes too far.
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The state of being subjugated; forced control by others.
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The state of being vanquished
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Destruction is defined as the tearing down or dismantling or killing of something.
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(Electricity) The abrupt failure of an insulator or insulating medium to restrict the flow of current.
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The act of collapsing; a falling in or together; failure or breakdown, as in business or health
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The act of exterminating; total destruction; eradication; excision; as, the extermination of inhabitants or tribes, of error or vice, or of weeds from a field.
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The act of reducing to nothing, or nonexistence; or the act of destroying the form or combination of parts under which a thing exists, so that the name can no longer be applied to it; as, the annihilation of a corporation.
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The action of the verb to crush.
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A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque.
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A measured length of roadway over which electronic timers register the speed of a racing vehicle, such as a dragster.
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A surprise attack made by persons waiting in ambush
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A major achievement or success that permits further progress, as in technology.
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The act of encircling or the state of being encircled
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Discontinuance of the use of a drug or other substance, especially one that is addictive.
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Defeat in war
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An unanticipated or sudden check in progress; a change from better to worse.
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Complete loss of means, solvency, position, etc.
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The definition of a blow is a hard hit or upsetting news, or receiving upsetting information.
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The amount of something lost:
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(--- Theology) The loss of humanity's original innocence and happiness resulting from Adam and Eve's eating of the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden.
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The killing of a large number of people; a massacre:
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A disastrous effort, an atrocious failure.
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An overwhelming defeat or rout
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A town of central Belgium near Brussels. Napoleon met his final defeat in the Battle of Waterloo (June 18, 1815).
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A thorough defeat, as in an athletic contest.
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(Nautical, whipping) The lashing of the end of a rope. (FM 55-501).
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A beating; flogging
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The definition of count is the act of adding up or calculating, or the final number.
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A thorough defeat.
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A decline to a lower status or level.
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An upsetting or being upset
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The feeling of annoyance when one's actions are criticized or hindered
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(Figuratively, by extension) Any losing situation with no escape; utter defeat.
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Closing and forbidding entry, as a lockout in which management prevents works from working.
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(Sports) A victory in boxing in which one's opponent is unable to rise from the canvas within a specified time after being knocked down or is judged too injured to continue.
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(Slang) A great loss or defeat.
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(Slang, US, sports) defeat, beating
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A sound thrashing or defeat.
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(Informal) A sound thrashing; whipping
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A dull, heavy sound.
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The action by which someone is scalped.
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The act of someone who trims.
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A variety of plant producing a good harvest
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A blow to one's reputation; a source of dishonor.
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A bomb, shell, or explosive round that fails to detonate.
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(Informal, US) A heavy defeat, drubbing, or beating; used particularly in sports and political contexts.
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(Informal) A beating; a thrashing; a thorough defeat.
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A cookery technique in which fat and sugar are mixed together with the incorporation of air to form a cream.
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The slaughter of a large number of animals.
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(Informal) A severe beating; thrashing; flogging
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The application of whitewash.
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A thrashing; beating
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A knockout, as in boxing.
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Defeat in personal encounters and sport
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(Now Rare) To rule or govern as master
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To interfere with; hinder; impede
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To overcome (an obstacle, for example); triumph over.
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To beat in a contest;
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To get the better of; defeat
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Undo is defined as to release, reverse or put an end to.
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(Intransitive, cricket) To play a block shot.
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To hinder, obstruct, frustrate, or defeat (a person, plans, etc.)
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To upset the composure of; embarrass; confuse
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To cause (someone) to feel the impatience, impotence, annoyance, anger, etc. commonly felt when desires or needs are not satisfied
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To stop, check, block.
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To overindulge so as to cause to demand or expect too much
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To prevent from happening
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(Chemistry) To make a solution neutral.
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To suppress, to put an end to (something); to extinguish. [from 14th c.]
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To bring under control by physical force, persuasion, or other means; overcome:
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To excel or exceed in power; to cause to yield; to subdue.
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To press or bruise between two hard bodies; to squeeze, so as to destroy the natural shape or integrity of the parts, or to force together into a mass.
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(Sports) To win a game on (an opponent's service), as in tennis.
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To cause to become subservient; subdue
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To defeat or conquer in battle; subjugate.
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Alternative form of get the better of.
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To get the better of another
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(Slang) to severely beat someone up
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To prevent (something) from being accomplished.
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To exercise one's mind, as over the solution of a problem
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To fail to satisfy the hope, desire, or expectation of.
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To go against; oppose; conflict with; violate
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Cross is defined as to go from one side to another or to mark with intersecting lines.
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To argue better than; to defeat in argument.
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To prove (a person) to be wrong; confute
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To exceed or surpass
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To diminish the significance of a previous defeat by winning; to comeback from.
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To cause to be silent; still; quiet
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To match more than intended.
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To perplex or bewilder someone; to confound or flummox
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(Intransitive) To form a plot or plan in opposition to the actions of another.
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To prove to be false or erroneous; to confute; to refute.
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To make invalid; deprive of legal force
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To get the better of another
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To get the better of another
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To get the better of another
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To get the better of another
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To get the better of another
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To get the better of another
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To get the better of another
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To walk with a heavy, clumsy, thumping step, as with a wooden leg
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To overwhelm or suppress ruthlessly; crush.
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To get the better of another
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To get the better of another
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To get the better of another
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To get the better of another
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To deceive by sly or underhand means; cheat:
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To overcome is to prevail in spite of adversity, to successfully solve a problem or defeat an opponent, or to be consumed with something.
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To overcome or surmount mentally or emotionally:
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To catch something in a trap or snare.
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To run over; overflow.
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To worst in war
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To surpass or outdo by a large margin:
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(Idiomatic) To force to leave or go away.
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(Archaic) To defeat; overthrow
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To consider or cause to be of no importance or without effect; nullify
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To turn over; upset:
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To scatter is to spread something around in different directions or different places.
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(Intransitive) To stop marching.
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(Medicine) To perform a reduction; to restore a fracture or dislocation to the correct alignment.
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To thwart; outwit
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To form a circle around; surround:
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To kill or dress (animals) for meat
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(US) To perform movements more adroitly or successfully.
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To cause repulsion, cause dislike. [from 18th c.]
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(Figuratively) To utterly defeat.
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To make a parry or evasion
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(Football) To tackle (a quarterback attempting to pass the ball) behind the line of scrimmage.
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Bomb means to attack or destroy with explosives.
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To attack, damage, or destroy with or as with a torpedo
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(Figuratively) To cause to decline; to depress or degrade.
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To cause, as a result of a shipwreck, to be stranded in some desolate place, as a desert island
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To drown is to completely cover, or to die by inhaling water or another liquid.
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To sink (a boat) by filling with water
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To frustrate or defeat by secret and opposite measures.
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To worst in war
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(Intransitive, idiomatic, Of a group of people) Cease to be together, break apart from the group.
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(Intransitive) To crash, fall over (especially in board sports such as surfing, skateboarding etc.)
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To reduce markedly in amount:
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To remove or destroy completely so as to leave no trace.
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To return to a prior state.
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To surpass (another, especially an opponent) in leadership.
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To clean up with a mop; especially to clean up a spill or mess.
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(Idiomatic) to ruin (especially land), by digging
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To worst in war
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To worst in war
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To trample under foot is to step on someone, either literally or to step on his rights and privileges.
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To worst in war
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(Physics) To cause a reference wave to combine with (a second wave) so that the frequency of the second wave can be studied through time variations in the amplitude of the combination.
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To surpass (an opponent) in skill or technique or in scoring points.
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Win is defined as to finish first or be the most successful at something.
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(Idiomatic) To complete, especially in haste; knock off.
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To put suddenly and forcibly into a specified condition or situation
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To strike down or lay level with the floor; to knock down.
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To beat or batter, as with the fists:
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To defeat soundly:
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(UK) To sell something.
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To hit something better or further than another, especially to score better in a game involving hitting a ball with a bat.
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To escape (a pursuer) by or as by running
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To jump better than; particularly higher than, or further than.
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To give a severe beating to; flog
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(Idiomatic) To win in a contest or a game by a narrow margin of victory.
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To defeat an opponent by a small margin.
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(Intransitive, baseball, of a defensive player) To move slightly from one's normal fielding position.
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(Informal) To topple; to cause to fall; (of a person) to knock out.
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To move (through), pass (by), succeed, etc. by a very narrow margin
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To beat the ground; stamp.
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To put in proper order; make neat or tidy, esp. by clipping, lopping, etc.
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To pass or lap quickly and rapidly:
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To strike heavily, thrash soundly.
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(Informal) To defeat soundly
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(Slang) To strike repeatedly and severely; batter.
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To move, pull, jerk, snatch, throw, etc. suddenly
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Cream means to form into a foamy consistency, or to add the oily part of milk to a recipe, or is slang for defeating or beating with great force.
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To defeat decisively
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To defeat decisively
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To damage (especially electronics) with electrostatic discharge.
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To worst in sport or in personal combat
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To give a severe beating to.
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(Intransitive) To habituate to or gain competency at a task.
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To defeat decisively
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To worst in sport or in personal combat
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Alternative form of ride roughshod over.
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(Informal) To thwart or defeat
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To worst in sport or in personal combat
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To worst in sport or in personal combat
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To worst in sport or in personal combat
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To overwhelm or defeat utterly:
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To worst in sport or in personal combat
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To apply (a ) to, so as to leave a coating, mark, etc.
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(Idiomatic) To defeat one's opponent easily and completely during a fight, contest, or debate.
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To mop the floor with is defined as to defeat an opponent or opponents in a spectacular victory where you are far more successful than the opponent.
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To worst in sport or in personal combat
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To worst in sport or in personal combat
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To punch or stamp from flat stock, especially with a die.
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To close a door on someone, or to exclude.
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(Slang) To defeat overwhelmingly in a game or contest; often, specif., to keep (an opponent) from scoring any points
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To overwhelm (with large quantities of something to be dealt with).
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Exultation or joy over a victory, achievement, etc.
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Success in any contest or struggle involving the defeat of an opponent or the overcoming of obstacles
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One that is successful:
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To give up one's place, as to one that is superior:
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To acknowledge defeat in:
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To give up or abandon:
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To experience, undergo, or feel (something painful, injurious, or unpleasant):
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To worst in sport or in personal combat
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The condition or fact of not achieving the desired end or ends:
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To prove (a person, statement, etc.) to be in error or false; overcome by argument or proof
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To put to death; kill:
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To commit ravages
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Complete overthrow; reversal; turmoil
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A clause stating a condition the fulfillment of which makes the deed, contract, etc. void in whole or in part
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Lack of ease; perplexity and embarrassment.
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(Rare) A weakening, ruining, etc.; downfall; deterioration
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To execute (a person) by nailing to a cross.
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Deprive is defined as to withhold or take something away from.
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To ruin many or all things over a large area, such as most or all buildings of a city, or cities of a region, or trees of a forest.
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Of astronomical bodies, to cause an eclipse.
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To do or be better than; surpass.
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To surpass (another) in performance.
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To exceed something or someone else, especially in an obvious or flamboyant manner
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To strike the front part of a hind foot against the rear or side part of a forefoot or foreleg on the same side of the body. Used of a horse.
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(Intransitive) To be superior in strength, dominance, influence or frequency; to have or gain the advantage over others; to have the upper hand; to outnumber others.
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To cause to adopt a contrary viewpoint:
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(Internet) to connect two local area networks, thereby forming an internet
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To go beyond, especially in a metaphoric or technical manner; to exceed.
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To strike with something flat; whack
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Full command of a subject of study:
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The definition of attainment is an act of achieving or getting something or something that is achieved or acquired.
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Lose is defined as to wind up without something or to fail in a competition.
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(Intransitive) To provide assistance.
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To provide assistance, support, or relief:
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To approve, encourage, and support (an action or a plan of action); urge and help on.
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To foster, give help or patronage
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To instill courage or life into.
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To win a victory over, as in battle or a competition
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To score an ace against, as in tennis
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To hinder or obstruct as with a stymie
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(Slang) A beating or defeat:
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To let do or happen; permit:
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(Idiomatic) To trick or con.
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To thwart passage of; veto:
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To cause to fall by shooting.
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(Idiomatic) To defeat (some measure or candidate) by a majority vote.
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(Intransitive) To expel the holder of an office or other position through an act of voting.
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(Geology) A depression of the strata on one side of a fault
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To deny the truth of something, especially by presenting arguments that disprove it.
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(Idiomatic) to terminate or abolish something
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(Archaic) To be affected with want; to come short; to lack; to be deficient or unprovided; used with of.
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