Translation of "checkmate" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun [ no plural ] uk /ˈtʃek·meɪt/ us /ˈtʃekˌmeɪt/

the final position in the game of chess when your king cannot escape and you have lost the game

jaque mate
verb uk /ˈtʃek·meɪt/ us /ˈtʃekˌmeɪt/

to beat someone in a game of chess by putting the other player’s king in a position where it cannot escape

dar jaque mate a
My dad can always checkmate me within 20 moves.

(Translation of “checkmate” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)