- n complete victory
- n a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king
- v place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game
Kasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves
- The winner is determined by knockout, checkmate, or referee decision.
- The rescue operation was dubbed Jaque which means "check," as in checkmate, in Spanish and was indicative of how deeply Colombia's military intelligence has been able to .
- And simply because you do not make any checkmate in three moves does not mean it's stalemate.
- Aquilino Pimentel Jr in USA Today
Opposition Sen. Aquilino Pimentel called Arroyo's address a panic move: "Like in chess, she's close to a checkmate."
- Goodluck Jonathan in BusinessDay
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...
- Howard Stern in CBS News
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.