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licking, defeat
n. an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest; "it was a narrow defeat"; "the army's only defeat"; "they suffered a convincing licking"
defeat, frustration
n. the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals
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get the better of, defeat, overcome
v. win a victory over; "You must overcome all difficulties"; "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "He overcame his infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"
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surrender, fall, capitulation
n. the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions); "they were protected until the capitulation of the fort"
futility
n. uselessness as a consequence of having no practical result
loss
n. the experience of losing a loved one; "he sympathized on the loss of their grandfather"
blow, shock
n. an unpleasant or disappointing surprise; "it came as a shock to learn that he was injured"
bump, blow
n. an impact (as from a collision); "the bump threw him off the bicycle"
death, destruction, end
n. a final state; "he came to a bad end"; "the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end"
capitulate
v. surrender under agreed conditions
lambast, lambaste, flog, cane
v. beat with a cane
lick, thrash, drub, clobber, bat, cream
v. beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight; "We licked the other team on Sunday!"
club
v. gather into a club-like mass; "club hair"
fustigate, cudgel
v. strike with a cudgel
ruin
v. fall into ruin
humble
v. cause to be unpretentious; "This experience will humble him"
whelm, sweep over, overtake, overcome, overpower, overwhelm
v. overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
flag, swag, droop, sag
v. droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
keep down, reduce, subjugate, subdue, quash, repress
v. put down by force or intimidation; "The government quashes any attempt of an uprising"; "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently"; "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land"
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triumph, victory
n. a successful ending of a struggle or contest; "a narrow victory"; "the general always gets credit for his army's victory"; "clinched a victory"; "convincing victory"; "the agreement was a triumph for common sense"
lose
v. fail to win; "We lost the battle but we won the war"
gain ground, get ahead, make headway, pull ahead, win, advance, gain
v. obtain advantages, such as points, etc.; "The home team was gaining ground"; "After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference"
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