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Engelsk navneord: defeat

1. defeat (om begivenhed) an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningIt was a narrow defeat.
The army's only defeat.
They suffered a convincing licking.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)licking


Mindre specifikke termerconclusion, ending, failure, finish


Mere specifikke termerdebacle, drubbing, heartbreaker, lurch, rout, shutout, skunk, slaughter, thrashing, trouncing, walloping, waterloo, whipping, whitewash


Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)triumph, victory

2. defeat (om fornemmelse) the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)frustration


Mindre specifikke termerdisappointment, letdown


Engelsk udsagnsord: defeat

1. defeat (om konkurrence) win a victory over


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningYou 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.


Eksempler på anvendelseThe fighter managed to defeat his opponent


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)get the better of, overcome


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mere specifikke termerbeat, beat out, come through, conquer, crush, demolish, destroy, down, expel, lurch, make it, nose, overrun, pull round, pull through, rout, rout out, shell, skunk, survive, trounce, upset, vanquish, wallop

2. defeat (om adfærd) thwart the passage of


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningKill a motion.
He shot down the student's proposal.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)kill, shoot down, vote down, vote out


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre specifikke termerblackball, negative, veto









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