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