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1. an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest
it was a narrow defeat|the army's only defeat|they suffered a convincing licking
2. the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals
3. An undoing or annulling; destruction.
4. 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
5. thwart the passage of
kill a motion|he shot down the student's proposal
6. To undo; to disfigure; to destroy.