Definition Of defeat

verb

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 defeat

  • After the election defeat in May 2004, the Party has gone through a series of crises.

  • ‘The first 12 months after an election defeat are always difficult,’ Smith said.

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

  • But quite frankly if it's going to rain all week then the object has been defeated .

  • Coimbatore's roadside parks and islands stand to defeat the very objective of road-safety.


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