Engelsk ordbok

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Engelsk substantiv: defeat

1. defeat (om begivenhet) 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.

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)licking

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkconclusion, ending, failure, finish

Mere spesifikke uttrykkdebacle, drubbing, heartbreaker, lurch, rout, shutout, skunk, slaughter, thrashing, trouncing, walloping, waterloo, whipping, whitewash

Uttrykk med motsatt betydning (antonymer)triumph, victory

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

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)frustration

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkdisappointment, letdown

Engelsk verb: defeat

1. defeat (om konkurranse) 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

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

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something

Mere spesifikke uttrykkbeat, 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 adferd) thwart the passage of

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

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

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkblackball, negative, veto

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