checkmate checkmate  /ˈtʃɛk ˌmeɪt/


  1. (n) complete victory
  2. (n) a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king
  3. (v) place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game



  1. The winner is determined by knockout, checkmate, or referee decision.
  2. And simply because you do not make any checkmate in three moves does not mean it's stalemate.
  3. The winner is determined by knockout, checkmate or referee decision.


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  1. Opposition Sen. Aquilino Pimentel called Arroyo's address a panic move: "Like in chess, she's close to a checkmate."
    on Jul 8, 2005 By: Aquilino Pimentel Jr Source: USA Today

  2. Emphasising the new drive of the government in contract execution, President Jonathan said :"That is one of the reasons why we set up a committee to look into our procurement. The idea is not to victimise any contractor but the idea is to checkmate...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Goodluck Jonathan Source: BusinessDay

  3. "You could choose to look at it that way. I don't. I look at it that I won. I go to a new medium. I'm uncensored. And for me, it's a checkmate," says Stern.
    on Dec 1, 2005 By: Howard Stern Source: CBS News

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