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English definition of “checkmate”

checkmate

noun [U]     /ˈtʃek.meɪt/
a winning position in chess in which you have put the other player's king under a direct attack from which it cannot escapeChess a situation in which someone has been defeated or a plan cannot develop or continue → Compare stalemateWinning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sportDifficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters checkmate     verb [T] My Dad can always checkmate me within 20 moves.Chess
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