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checkmatenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈtʃek.meɪt/
a ​winningposition in chess in which you have put the other player's ​king under a ​directattack from which it cannot ​escape a ​situation in which someone has been ​defeated or a ​plan cannot ​develop or ​continue
verb [T] uk   us  
My Dad can always checkmate me within 20 ​moves.
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