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To be victorious over
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“Rocky Balboa would defeat Ivan Drago in the ring before preaching to the Soviets that they were more than capable of change.”
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To frustrate or prevent (someone) from achieving an aim
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“Alex's business rival's beautiful daughter appears in London, and he must now defeat her attempts at sabotage.”
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To be impossible to understand
“For reasons that defeat us, Rose would decide to thwart Finn's heroic attempt at martyrdom.”
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To reject or block (a motion or proposal)
“The senator would cast a decisive vote to defeat the proposal.”
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To beat in a competition of wits
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To forcibly relieve a monarch of the monarchy
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To demonstrate or expose to the falsehood of something
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To expose or reveal the true nature or character of
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To cause to become physically weaker
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To put a damper on one's mood or enthusiasm
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To strike or hit repeatedly
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To use one's authority to reject or cancel (a decision, view, etc.)
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To take the life of (someone)
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The act or instance of defeating
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“Fresh from his defeat of King Harold at the Battle of Hastings, William of Normandy has returned home in triumph.”
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The act or instance of being defeated or failing
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“His defeat at the final hurdle was a bitter pill to swallow.”
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The action of surrendering to an opponent or powerful influence
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A misfortune or setback
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A person's ruin or downfall
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The prevention of the progress, success, or fulfillment of something
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A feeling of unease or embarrassment
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Defeat
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The state of being unhappy, disappointed, or anxious
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