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Meaning of “defeat” - Learner’s Dictionary

defeat

verb [T]     /dɪˈfiːt/
WIN B1 to win against someone in a fight or competition: She was defeated by an Australian player in the first round of the tournament.Winning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport
MAKE FAIL B2 to make someone or something fail: The bill was narrowly defeated in parliament.Failing and doing badly
(Definition of defeat verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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