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What is another word for defeats?

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To be victorious over
“Rocky Balboa would defeat Ivan Drago in the ring before preaching to the Soviets that they were more than capable of change.”
To frustrate or prevent (someone) from achieving an aim
“Alex's business rival's beautiful daughter appears in London, and he must now defeat her attempts at sabotage.”
To be impossible to understand
“For reasons that defeat us, Rose would decide to thwart Finn's heroic attempt at martyrdom.”
To reject or block (a motion or proposal)
“The senator would cast a decisive vote to defeat the proposal.”
Plural for the act or instance of defeating
“Fresh from his defeat of King Harold at the Battle of Hastings, William of Normandy has returned home in triumph.”
Plural for the act or instance of being defeated or failing
“His defeat at the final hurdle was a bitter pill to swallow.”
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