Part of speech: verb

To overeome; vanquish; frustrate.

Part of speech: noun

An overthrow; frustration; an annulment.

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Usage examples "defeat":

  1. You admit your defeat, then? - "By Wit of Woman", Arthur W. Marchmont.
  2. So he fell asleep again, and the black night settled on the city, and he heard no more the voices wailing in the darkness, " Another British defeat!" - "Masterman and Son", W. J. Dawson.
  3. It seemed to me that I could, with the cross, easily defeat them altogether. - "The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus", Teresa of Avila.