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English verb: vanquish

1. vanquish (competition) come out better in a competition, race, or conflict


SamplesAgassi beat Becker in the tennis championship.
We beat the competition.
Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game.


ExamplesThe fighter managed to vanquish his opponent


Synonymsbeat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)defeat, get the better of, overcome


Narrower (hyponym)bat, best, cheat, checkmate, chicane, chouse, clobber, cream, drub, eliminate, exceed, get over, get the best, get the jump, have the best, immobilise, immobilize, jockey, lick, master, mate, mop up, outdo, outdo, outfight, outflank, outgo, outmatch, outperform, outplay, outpoint, outscore, outstrip, overcome, overcome, overmaster, overpower, overwhelm, pip, rack up, rout, scoop, screw, shaft, spread-eagle, spreadeagle, subdue, surmount, surmount, surpass, thrash, trump, walk over, whip, whomp, worst


Entailwin


Verb groupbeat, circumvent, outfox, outsmart, outwit, overreach









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