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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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