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check mate

Noun check mate has 2 senses
  1. checkmate - complete victory
    --1 is a kind of victory, triumph
  2. checkmate, mate - a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king
    --2 is a kind of chess move
    Derived form: verb checkmate1
Verb check mate has 1 sense
  1. checkmate, mate - place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game; "Kasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves"
    --1 is one way to beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish
    Derived form: noun checkmate2
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot checkmate Sue
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