1. [ verb ] win a victory over
Synonyms: overcome get_the_better_of

"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"

Related terms: beat swim survive wallop demolish down conquer rout get_the_best nose upset overrun lurch overcomer
2. [ noun ] an unsuccessful ending
Synonyms: licking
Related terms: victory ending failure thrashing whitewash rout lurch waterloo shutout
3. [ verb ] (politics) thwart the passage of
Synonyms: vote_down kill shoot_down vote_out

"kill a motion" "he shot down the student's proposal"

Related terms: veto
4. [ noun ] the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals
Synonyms: frustration
Related terms: disappointment thwart
Similar spelling:   debate