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English noun: checkmate

1. checkmate (event) complete victory

Broader (hypernym)triumph, victory

2. checkmate (act) a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king


Broader (hypernym)chess move

English verb: checkmate

1. checkmate (competition) place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game

SamplesKasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves.

ExamplesSam cannot checkmate Sue


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

Broader (hypernym)beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

Domain categorychess, chess game

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