Definition Of defeats


an instance of defeating or being defeated.

the defeat of the Armada in 1588

win a victory over (someone) in a battle or other contest; overcome or beat.

Arab armies defeated the Byzantine garrison

Example Of defeats

  • a 1–0 defeat by Grimsby

  • ‘If we grant one temporary permission we would have to grant them all, which defeats the object of the law,’ he said.

  • Before the Act, of course, a finding of contributory negligence defeated the claim altogether.

  • Brooks scored his first Atlanta Dragway victory when he defeated Steve Adams in the Super Pro final.

  • But despite this fact the party has been uprooted from the political arena with defeats in both the elections.

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