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Noun
An instance of defeating or being defeated
“Nixon's performance in this debate was in part instrumental in his defeat and the election of John F. Kennedy to the White house in the November 1960.”
Noun
The act of defeating or state of being defeated
“The final defeat of all his hopes.”
Verb
To achieve a victory over
“Unlike conventional warfare, they are not seeking to take territory or defeat us in open battle.”
Verb
Frustrate
“For reasons that defeat us, The Road Goes On Forever has been out of print for 20 years.”
Verb
Conquer in athletic contest
Verb
To thwart or frustrate
“I could let the discomfort and frustration defeat me, as they sometimes had, or I could accept them as a necessary part of getting better.”
Verb
“This proposal was defeated and since then there has been considerable debate as to how to respond to the Supreme Court decision.”
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