Textual thesaurus for "defeat"

(noun) licking

an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest

it was a narrow defeat; the army's only defeat; they suffered a convincing licking

(noun) frustration

the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals

(verb) overcome, get the better of

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

(verb) vote down, vote out, shoot down, kill

thwart the passage of

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