Meaning of defeat

Definition of defeat

(noun) an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest; "it was a narrow defeat"; "the army's only defeat"; "they suffered a convincing licking"
the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals
(verb) 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"
thwart the passage of; "kill a motion"; "he shot down the student's proposal"

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