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defeats

verb
present tense third-person singular of defeat

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defeats

noun
plural of defeat

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1 failure to win a contest
  • sore losers still griping about their defeat in the basketball game earlier that week

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2 a falling short of one's goals
  • truly disheartened by the defeat of his plans to revitalize downtown

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“Defeats.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/defeats. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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