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checkmate

check·mate

checkmate

 
pronunciation:
chek meIt
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: in the game of chess, a winning maneuver in which the opponent's king piece is brought under direct attack and from which escape is not possible.
definition 2: any situation in which no escape is possible and defeat is certain.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: checkmated, checkmates, checkmating
definition: esp. in the game of chess, to maneuver (an opponent) into an inescapable situation; bring about certain defeat for.
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