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Definition of checkmate:

  1. A complete check; utter defeat or overthrow.
  2. The position in the game of chess when a king is in check and cannot be released, - which ends the game.
  3. To check ( an adversary's king) in such a manner that escape in impossible; to defeat ( an adversary) by putting his king in check from which there is no escape.
  4. To defeat completely; to terminate; to thwart.


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