To cause the ruin or downfall of; destroy.
To beat; thrash; flog
To gain victory or success; win mastery
Surpass is defined as to go beyond, exceed or excel.
To overcome (an obstacle, for example); triumph over.
To cause to become subservient; subdue
To subdue is defined as to gain control over someone or something or to calm or quiet someone or something.
To destroy, spoil, or damage irreparably
To rout is to dig up or turn over ground.
(Ergative) To cause a mechanism or a vehicle to operate or move in the opposite direction to normal.
(Usage Problem) To cause repugnance or distaste in:
To quell is to stop or quiet something.
To break down completely; demolish
To be in force, use, or effect; be current:
To cause to surround, to cover.
To defeat (oneself) by going too far or by doing or trying to gain too much.
To excel or exceed in power; to cause to yield; to subdue.
To be a master.
To deal with effectively; overcome:
To cause feelings of discouragement, annoyance, or lack of fulfillment in:
To foil is defined as to keep something from happening.
To cover or furnish with a floor
To cause an eclipse of; darken or obscure
Discomfit is defined as to cause someone to feel uneasy or embarrassed.
To cause disappointment.
To devastate is defined as to destroy or ruin something or to cause someone to be overwhelmed with grief.
To break up or spoil completely; ruin
To take something away from:
(Usage Problem) To inflict great destruction or damage on:
To crush is defined as to press hard enough to injure, break into small pieces or beat down emotionally.
To put (a person) to death by nailing or binding to a cross.
To get possession or control of by or as by winning a war
To move a piece placing (an opponent's king) under threat of being taken on the next move with no way of escape or defense possible.
Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
To the most advantage; with the most success, cause, profit, benefit, or propriety.
The definition of balk is to stop or hold back from doing something.
To check the interference of (low-frequency sound waves) in a radio, phonograph, etc. by the use of a baffle
To consider or cause to be of no importance or without effect; nullify
(Informal) To defeat decisively.
(Intransitive) To become spread by smearing.
To expose one's body to (healthful or pleasurable treatment, for example):
In science fiction and fantasy, to transport (a person or thing) into another place or time instantaneously, as with an energy beam.
To beat or hit repeatedly; maul
To skim, or take off by skimming, as cream.
To strike, as with a strap or rod; lash; beat
To beat forcefully; thrash.
To defeat soundly:
To pound; throb.
(Computing, colloquial) To apply a skin to (a computer program).
To defeat unexpectedly (an opponent favored to win).
To strike or beat, especially repeatedly with a flail or stick.
To beat severely with a whip or rod.
To move with heavy steps or come down heavily while moving
To beat or hit with repeated blows, esp. with the fist
To put on or off hastily or carelessly:
To take in battle; capture:
To overcome or overwhelm; ruin
To cover with water; flood; inundate
To cause (a passenger or sailor on a ship) to suffer shipwreck.
To reduce in volume, amount, degree, or intensity
To drop a bomb or bombs.
To avoid, deflect, or ward off (an attack, a blow, an argument, etc.).
To damage (someone's reputation, for example) severely.
To cause distaste, dislike, or aversion
To attack by ambush; to waylay.
To overcome (an opponent) by artful, clever maneuvering.
To kill (people, game, etc.) brutally, senselessly, or in large numbers; slaughter
To kill in a violent or brutal manner.
To move or go around completely; make a circuit of:
To go around and beyond the flank of (a body of enemy troops)
To reduce is to make something smaller or to become or feel smaller, or forcing someone into a less desirable position.
The definition of halt is to hesitate, to put a stop to something or to come to a sudden stop.
With a sudden violent crash.
To run over or beyond certain limits
To lure into danger, difficulty, or a compromising situation.
To smooth or level (a road) with a steamroller.
(Informal) To puzzle, perplex, or baffle
To prove to be false or in error; refute; confute
To put at a loss as to what to think, say, or do; bewilder.
To silence is to cause someone to stop speaking, or to cause noise to stop.
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Rebut is defined as to contradict or oppose.
To conquer; defeat; ruin
To do more or better than (another) in performance or action.
Refute is defined as to prove that something is false.
To interfere with; thwart or obstruct:
The definition of circumvent means to get around or surround someone or something.
To contravene is to go against or contradict.
To puzzle is defined as to confuse.
To cause an acidic solution to become neutral by adding a base to it or to cause a basic solution to become neutral by adding an acid to it. Salt and water are usually formed in the process.
The definition of spoil is to destroy something, to diminish the character of something, to overindulge someone, or to go bad and become unusable or inedible.
Disconcert is defined as to embarrass or frustrate.
The definition of thwart is to hinder or stop something from happening.
(Cricket) To hit with a block.
(Tennis) To win a point by an ace.
To put spirit into; give life or courage to; cheer; exhilarate
To give support to; be favorable to; foster; help
To give help or relief (to); assist
To refrain from; avoid or resist. Used with can or cannot:
To surrender is defined as to give up control of something or to give something up to another.
To wander from or become ignorant of:
To put up with; tolerate:
To give in return; produce as a result, profit, etc.
The definition of allow means to permit or to give permission.
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