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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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