- defeat, licking - an unsuccessful ending
--1 is a kind of ending, conclusion, finish; failure
Antonyms: victory, triumph
--1 has particulars:
rout; lurch; shutout, skunk; thrashing, walloping, debacle, drubbing, slaughter, trouncing, whipping; Waterloo; whitewash Derived form: verb defeat2
- frustration, defeat - the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals
--2 is a kind of disappointment, letdown
- get the better of, overcome, defeat - win a victory over; "You must overcome all difficulties"; "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "She conquered here fear of mice"; "He overcame his infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"
The fighter managed to defeat his opponent
- kill, shoot down, defeat, vote down, vote out - thwart the passage of; "kill a motion"; "he shot down the student's proposal"
--2 is one way to veto, blackball, negative
Derived form: noun defeat1
Somebody ----s something