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  • n  an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest
    it was a narrow defeat
    the army's only defeat
  • n  the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals
  • v  win a victory over
    defeat your enemies
  • v  thwart the passage of

  • Maritime security analysts say a combination of factors both on sea and land contributed to the pirates' near total defeat.
  • And that the Jews, Hitler's special victims, might have had a crucial hand in his defeat indeed, that a French Jewess could have ignited her own holocaust of the Fhrer and .
  • Terrorists would have seen our defeat as evidence America lacked the resolve to defeat them.
News & Articles


  • Mitt Romney in RealClearPolitics (blog)
    Referring to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, Romney said, "They would retreat, declare defeat, and the consequence of that would be devastating."
  • Bob Bradley in The Associated Press
    A stinging, tough defeat,Bradley said. "We knew Ghana was a good team and we didn't get the job done."
  • Barack Obama in
    Gen. Petraeus is a pivotal part of our effort to succeed in Afghanistan - and in our broader effort to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat al-Qaida - and he has my full confidence,Obama said in a statement shortly after the Senate's 99-0 vote.

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