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Noun defeat has 2 senses
  1. defeat, licking - an unsuccessful ending
    --1 is a kind of ending, conclusion, finish; failure
    Antonyms: victory, triumph
    --1 has particulars:
     rout; lurch; shutout, skunk; thrashing, walloping, debacle, drubbing, slaughter, trouncing, whipping; Waterloo; whitewash
    Derived form: verb defeat2
  2. frustration, defeat - the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals
    --2 is a kind of disappointment, letdown
Verb defeat has 2 senses
  1. get the better of, overcome, defeat - win a victory over; "You must overcome all difficulties"; "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "She conquered here fear of mice"; "He overcame his infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"
    Sample sentence:
    The fighter managed to defeat his opponent
  2. kill, shoot down, defeat, vote down, vote out - thwart the passage of; "kill a motion"; "he shot down the student's proposal"
    --2 is one way to veto, blackball, negative
    Derived form: noun defeat1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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