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defeat

Part of speech: Verb

To overthrow or vanquish; as, to defeat an enemy; bring to naught; frustrate; as, to defeat a purpose.

Part of speech: Noun

Act of preventing or bringing to naught; overthrow; the state of being conquered.

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