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Phrases related to: DEFEAT

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snatch defeat from the jaws of victoryTo suddenly lose a contest one seemed very likely to win, especially through mistakes or bad judgment.Rate it:

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snatch victory from the jaws of defeatTo suddenly win a contest when it appears that loss is a foregone conclusion, to succeed in an endeavor through reversal of fortune, skill, effort, or good judgment.Rate it:

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mop the floor with somebodyTo trounce or defeat thoroughly or in a humiliating manner.Rate it:

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mop the floor with someoneTo trounce or defeat thoroughly or in a humiliating manner.Rate it:

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hiding to nothingA situation in which victory has little or no value, but defeat has a huge cost.Rate it:

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make mincemeat out ofTo defeat one's opponent easily and completely during a fight, contest, or debate.Rate it:

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ace outTo defeat others in a contest; to do better than others in a competition.Rate it:

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beat the daylights out ofTo defeat (someone) thoroughly and decisively, especially in a physical fight.Rate it:

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beat the pants offTo thoroughly and decisively defeat someone, either in a physical fight or, figuratively, in a competition.Rate it:

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bellum conficere, perficereto terminate a war (by force of arms and defeat of one's opponents).Rate it:

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blow itTo blow it is to mess-up, ruin, defeat, withdraw, prevent the completion of intended goal.Rate it:

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blow outIn a sporting contest, to dominate and defeat an opposing team, especially by a large scoring margin.Rate it:

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blow someone out of the waterTo trounce; to defeat someone thoroughly, at a game or in battle.Rate it:

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brush asideTo defeat with ease.Rate it:

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chew upto defeat utterlyRate it:

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chomp down onTo defeatRate it:

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chuck upTo chuck up the sponge; to give up; to admit defeat; to jig up, throw up, jack up; to break a contract; to abandon or quit.Rate it:

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cladem accipereto suffer a defeat.Rate it:

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cladem hostibus afferre, inferreto inflict a defeat on the enemy.Rate it:

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clean someone's clockTo defeat decisively, in a physical fight or other competition or negotiation.Rate it:

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coug itTo suddenly lose a contest through reversal of fortune, mistakes, or bad judgment. The phrase is analogous to "blow it", or "snatch defeat from the jaws of victory".Rate it:

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cut to piecesTo utterly defeat or overwhelm.Rate it:

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Eat CrowTo be forced to do somewhat very displeasing; to admit your fault or defeat publiclyRate it:

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eat someone's lunchTo defeat or best thoroughly; to make short work of.Rate it:

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faceplantDeath or defeat in popular multiplayer online games.Rate it:

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get afterTo move into action in attempt to catch or defeat another.Rate it:

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give someone a bloody noseto defeat or frustrate someone, but not doing any permanent damage in the processRate it:

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hand someone his headTo destroy; to defeat utterly.Rate it:

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have the last laughTo be vindicated; to triumph despite predicted failure; to find success after defeat or setback.Rate it:

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hold over someone's headTo harp on; to remind continuously (especially of a misstep or defeat)Rate it:

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killTo overpower, overwhelm, or defeat.Rate it:

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knock someone off his perchTo defeat or overcome someone who was in a dominant position.Rate it:

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lick one's woundsTo withdraw temporarily while recovering from a defeat.Rate it:

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lick the pants offTo thoroughly and decisively defeat someone, either in a physical fight or, figuratively, in a competition.Rate it:

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nose outTo defeat by a small margin.Rate it:

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on the ropesLeaning against the ropes of the boxing ring, as when exhausted and nearing defeat or collapse.Rate it:

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opprimere hostes (imprudentes, incautos, inopinantes)to surprise and defeat the enemy.Rate it:

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pull out of the fireTo save from impending failure, destruction, or defeat.Rate it:

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put to the swordTo severely defeat.Rate it:

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rack upto defeat severely, to thrashRate it:

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run scaredTo try everything to avoid defeat.Rate it:

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Say Cry UncleTo lay down your arms or surrender, to accept defeatRate it:

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score offTo defeat (especially in an argument), get the better of, achieve a success over, gain an advantage or win points over, make a point to the detriment or at the expense of, make appear foolish. Sometimes with particle on (someone).Rate it:

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see offTo defeat.Rate it:

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skate overTo convincingly defeat.Rate it:

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smack downTo defeat utterly and decisively, especially in a humiliating way.Rate it:

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stomp onto severely defeat.Rate it:

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take a lickingTo suffer a defeat or a beating.Rate it:

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take apartTo soundly defeat someone, or a team.Rate it:

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tear apartto severely defeatRate it:

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