Associations to the word «Defeat»
DEFEAT, verb. (transitive) To overcome in battle or contest.
DEFEAT, verb. (transitive) To reduce, to nothing, the strength of.
DEFEAT, verb. To nullify
DEFEAT, noun. The act of defeating or being defeated.
DEFEAT THE PURPOSE, verb. To be against the purpose of something, to nullify the purpose of something
DEFEAT, noun. An unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest; "it was a narrow defeat"; "the army's only defeat"; "they suffered a convincing licking".
DEFEAT, noun. The feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals.
DEFEAT, verb. 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".
DEFEAT, verb. Thwart the passage of; "kill a motion"; "he shot down the student's proposal".
Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.