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noun 
  1. The act of defeating or being defeated
Translations: 
  • French: défaite
  • German: Niederlage
  • Italian: sconfitta , disfatta , fallimento , insuccesso
  • Spanish: derrota
    (trans-bottom)
verb 
  1. (transitive) To overcome in battle or contest
  2. (transitive) To destroy, ruin, undo, lay waste to
Translations: 
  • Dutch: verslaan
  • French: détruire, ruiner
    (trans-mid)
  • German: schlagen; zerschlagen; schleifen (structures, buildings, etc.); ruinieren (economically only)
  • Italian: sconfiggere, battere
    (trans-mid)
  • Spanish: derrotar
Etymology: from desfait, desfairé (to ruin) from des + facere (to unmake).


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