Definition of Defeat


  • the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals
  • an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest
    "it was a narrow defeat"
    "the army's only defeat"
    "they suffered a convincing licking"


  • thwart the passage of
    "kill a motion"
    "he shot down the student's proposal"
    - shoot down - vote down - vote out
  • win a victory over
    "You must overcome all difficulties"
    "defeat your enemies"
    "He overcame his shyness"
    "He overcame his infirmity"
    "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"
    - get the better of
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Unscramble defeat

56 unscramble word found using the letters defeat.

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