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Defeat
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Defeat as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

25 November 2021
Last seen in: The Daily Mail Quick

We found 37 answers for the crossword clue 'Defeat', the most recent of which was seen in the The Daily Mail Quick.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Defeat a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Defeat as an answer itself some 103 times.

Defeat is a single word clue made up of 6 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'The Daily Mail Quick' on Saturday, 23 October 2021 with the answer being BEAT, we also found BEAT to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • The feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals
  • An unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest; "it was a narrow defeat"; "the army's only defeat"; "they suffered a convincing licking"
  • Thwart the passage of; "kill a motion"; "he shot down the student's proposal"
  • 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"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

TOP
A canvas tent to house the audience at a circus performance; "he was afraid of a fire in the circus tent"; "they had the big top up in less than an hour"

4 Letters

BEAT
The act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing

BEST
The supreme effort one can make; "they did their best"

DOWN
(American football) a complete play to advance the football; "you have four downs to gain ten yards"

KILL
The destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile; "the pilot reported two kills during the mission"

LICK
Touching with the tongue; "the dog's laps were warm and wet"

LOSS
The act of losing someone or something; "everyone expected him to win so his loss was a shock"

ROUT
An overwhelming defeat

WHIP
A quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object; "the whip raised a red welt"

WLOO

5 Letters

SBACK

UPEND
Set, turn, or stand on end; "upend the box and empty the contents"

WORST
The weakest effort or poorest achievement one is capable of; "it was the worst he had ever done on a test"

6 Letters

THRASH
A swimming kick used while treading water

7 Letters

CONQUER
To put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"

FAILURE
An act that fails; "his failure to pass the test"

LICKING
The act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows

REVERSE
Turning in the opposite direction

SETBACK
Cost a certain amount; "My daughter's wedding set me back $20,000"

TROUNCE
Censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"

VOTEOUT
Thwart the passage of; "kill a motion"; "he shot down the student's proposal"

8 Letters

CONQUEST
Success in mastering something difficult; "the conquest of space"

OVERCOME
Get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his shyness"

VANQUISH
Come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"

VOTEDOWN
Vote against; "The faculty turned thumbs down on the candidate for the Dean position"

WATERLOO
The battle on 18 June 1815 in which Prussian and British forces under Blucher and the Duke of Wellington routed the French forces under Napoleon

9 Letters

CHECKMATE
A chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king

OVERPOWER
Overcome by superior force

OVERTHROW
The termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force)

OVERWHELM
Charge someone with too many tasks

SHOOTDOWN
Shoot at and force to come down; "the enemy landed several of our aircraft"

11 Letters

FRUSTRATION
An act of hindering someone's plans or efforts

SHELLACKING

12 Letters

DISCOMFITURE
Anxious embarrassment

14 Letters

GETTHEBETTEROF
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"

PUTTHEKIBOSHON

15 Letters

MOPTHEFLOORWITH

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