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Definition of defeat:

  1. An overthrow, as of an army in battle; loss of a battle; repulse suffered; discomfiture; - opposed to victory.
  2. An undoing or annulling; destruction.
  3. Frustration by rendering null and void, or by prevention of success; as, the defeat of a plan or design.
  4. To overcome or vanquish, as an army; to check, disperse, or ruin by victory; to overthrow.
  5. To render null and void, as a title; to frustrate, as hope; to deprive, as of an estate.
  6. To resist with success; as, to defeat an assault.
  7. To undo; to disfigure; to destroy.


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