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  1. defeat

    • IPA[dɪˈfiːt]

    英式

    • v.
      win a victory over (someone) in a battle or other contest; overcome or beat;prevent (someone) from achieving an aim
    • n.
      an instance of defeating or being defeated
    • verb: defeat, 3rd person present: defeats, gerund or present participle: defeating, past tense: defeated, past participle: defeated

    • noun: defeat, plural noun: defeats

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    • adj.
      having been beaten in a battle or other contest: the defeated army

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • adj.
      having been beaten in a battle or other contest: the defeated army

    Oxford Dictionary

    • adj.
      (of an action) preventing rather than achieving a desired result; futile: courage without wariness is ultimately self-defeating the self-defeating quality of much human behaviour

    Oxford Dictionary

    • adj.
      (of an action or policy) unable, because of its inherent qualities, to achieve the end it is ... courage without wariness is ultimately self-defeating the self-defeating quality of much human behavior

    Oxford American Dictionary

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    • IPA[dəˈfēt]

    美式

    • v.
      win a victory over (someone) in a battle or other contest; overcome or beat: Arab armies defeated the Byzantine garrison
    • n.
      an instance of defeating or being defeated: she had still not quite admitted defeat the defeat of the Armada in 1588

    Oxford American Dictionary