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defeat / derrota
 
defeat   [dɪˈfi:t]
A. -noun
a. [of army, team]   derrota (f)
b. [of ambition, plan]   fracaso (m)
c. [of bill, amendment]   rechazo (m)
·eventually he admitted defeat
·al final se dio por vencido
B. -transitive verb
[+army, team, opponent]   vencer,   derrotar
[+plan, ambition]   hacer fracasar,   frustrar
[+hopes]   frustrar,   defraudar   (politics)
[+party]   derrotar
[+bill, amendment]   rechazar   (figurative)   vencer
·this will defeat its own ends
·esto será contraproducente
·the problem defeats me
·el problema me supera
·it defeated all our efforts
·burló todos nuestros esfuerzos
 
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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