defeat


defeat
1. III
1) defeat smb. defeat one's opponent (the enemy, an army, etc.) побелеть /разбить/ своих противников и т. д., нанести поражение своим противникам и т. д.
2) defeat smth. defeat smb.'s plans (her scheme, his intentions, our endeavours, one's object, etc.) сорвать чьи-л. планы и т. д., помещать осуществлению чьих-л. планов и т. д.; defeat one's own purpose /one's own ends/ вредить самому себе
2. IV
defeat smb. in some manner defeat smb. utterly (totally, overwhelmingly, crushingly, gloriously, etc.) окончательно и т. д. разбить /победить/ кого-л.
3. XI
1) be defeated they were defeated они были разбиты, их победили; she is not easily defeated над ней не так легко взять верх; be defeated in smth. be defeated in battle through having no reinforcement проиграть сражение из-за того, что не подошло подкрепление: be defeated through /because of, in consequence of/ smth. be defeated through lack of courage (because of delay, in consequence of bad planning, etc.) (потерпеть поражение из-за трусости и т. ri.; be defeated by smth. be defeated by majority (by 260 votes against 211, etc.) не получить большинства [голосов] и т. д.
2) be defeated my hopes were defeated мои надежды рухнули /не оправдались/; be defeated in smth. I was defeated in my purpose я не смог добиться своей цели; we were defeated in our scheme нашим планам не суждено было осуществиться
4. XXI1
defeat smb. in smth. defeat the enemy in battle побеждать врага в бой; defeat smb. in a game (this team in basketball, another school at football, smb. in a prize-fight, etc.) выигрывать у кого-л. какую-л. игру и т. д., побеждать кого-л. в каких-л. соревнованиях и т. д., defeat smb. in an election побеждать кого-л. да выборах; defeat smb. by smth. defeat smb. by an overwhelming (a small) majority победить кого-л. подавляющим (незначительным) большинством [голосов]

English-Russian dictionary of verb phrases. 2013.

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  • defeat — de·feat vt [Anglo French defait, past participle of defaire to undo, defeat, from Old French deffaire desfaire, from de , prefix marking reversal of action + faire to do] 1 a: to render null third parties will defeat an attached but “unperfected” …   Law dictionary

  • Defeat — De*feat , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Defeated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Defeating}.] [From F. d[ e]fait, OF. desfait, p. p. ofe d[ e]faire, OF. desfaire, to undo; L. dis + facere to do. See {Feat}, {Fact}, and cf. {Disfashion}.] 1. To undo; to disfigure; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • defeat — [n1] overthrow, beating ambush, annihilation, beating, blow, break, breakdown, check, collapse, conquest, count, debacle, defeasance, destruction, discomfiture, downthrow, drubbing*, embarrassment, extermination, failure, fall, insuccess,… …   New thesaurus

  • 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 — may be the opposite of victory Debellatio Surrender (military) usually follows a defeat Defeat, piece by a boy (pseudonym Chris Hughes Davis, real name unknown). See also Defeatism Failure List of military disasters …   Wikipedia

  • defeat — (v.) late 14c., from Anglo Fr. defeter, from O.Fr. desfait, pp. of desfaire to undo, from V.L. *diffacere undo, destroy, from L. dis un , not (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + facere to do, perform (see FACTITIOUS (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • defeat — vb beat, *conquer, vanquish, lick, subdue, subjugate, reduce, overcome, surmount, overthrow, rout Analogous words: *frustrate, thwart, foil, baffle, balk, circumvent, outwit deep rooted, Contrasted words: *yield, submit, capitulate, succumb, cave …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • defeat — ► VERB 1) win a victory over. 2) prevent from achieving an aim or prevent (an aim) from being achieved. 3) reject or block (a proposal or motion). ► NOUN ▪ an instance of defeating or the state of being defeated. ORIGIN Old French desfaire, from… …   English terms dictionary

  • defeat — [dē fēt′, difēt′] vt. [ME defeten < defet, disfigured, null and void < OFr desfait, pp. of desfaire, to undo < ML disfacere, to deface, ruin < L dis , from + facere, to DO1] 1. to win victory over; overcome; beat 2. to bring to… …   English World dictionary

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

  • 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

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