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checkmate

verb

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to prevent from achieving a goal
  • finally checkmated the billionaire in his attempt to take over the movie studio

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checkmate

noun

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The first known use of checkmate was in the 14th century

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“Checkmate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/checkmate. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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