suffered defeat


suffered defeat
lost, was beaten, was subdued by the enemy

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • defeat — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, comprehensive (esp. BrE), decisive, heavy, major, overwhelming, resounding, serious, stunning, total …   Collocations dictionary

  • defeat — I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English deffeten, from Anglo French defait, past participle of defaire, desfaire to destroy, from Medieval Latin disfacere, from Latin dis + facere to do more at do Date: 14th century 1. obsolete destroy 2. a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Defeat — De*feat , n. [Cf. F. d[ e]faite, fr. d[ e]faire. See {Defeat}, v.] 1. An undoing or annulling; destruction. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Upon whose property and most dear life A damned defeat was made. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Frustration by rendering… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • defeat — de|feat1 W3 [dıˈfi:t] n [U and C] 1.) failure to win or succeed ▪ She was a woman who hated to admit defeat . ▪ The Democratic Party candidate has already conceded defeat . defeat in ▪ The socialist party suffered a crushing defeat in the French… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • defeat */*/ — I UK [dɪˈfiːt] / US [dɪˈfɪt] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms defeat : singular defeat plural defeats failure to win a competition or to succeed in doing something England suffered a 2–0 defeat by Scotland. a humiliating/heavy/crushing… …   English dictionary

  • defeat — 1 noun 1 (C, U) failure to win or succeed: an election defeat | serious defeat: The government has suffered a serious defeat. | admit defeat (=stop trying to succeed): She s told him she won t marry him, but he ll never admit defeat. 2 (U)… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • defeat — de|feat1 [ dı fit ] noun count or uncount ** failure to win a competition or succeed in doing something: Wisconsin suffered a 23 7 defeat by Illinois. admit/accept/concede defeat: a stubborn man who was not prepared to admit defeat a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • defeat*/*/ — [dɪˈfiːt] noun [C/U] I failure to win a competition or to succeed in doing something Ant: victory England suffered a 2–0 defeat.[/ex] II verb [T] defeat */*/[dɪˈfiːt] 1) to win against someone Syn: beat …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Lochry's Defeat — Lochry s Defeat, also known as the Lochry massacre, was a battle fought on August 24, 1781, near present day Aurora, Indiana, in the United States. The battle was part of the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), which began as a conflict… …   Wikipedia

  • Saint Clair's Defeat — ▪ United States history       (November 4, 1791), one of the worst defeats ever suffered by U.S. forces in Indian warfare, precipitated by British Indian confrontation with settlers and militia in the Northwest Territory following the American… …   Universalium


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