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Checkmate

Check´mate   Pronunciation: chĕk´māt
n.1.The position in the game of chess when a king is in check and cannot be released, - which ends the game.
2.A complete check; utter defeat or overthrow.
v. t.1.(Chess) To check (an adversary's king) in such a manner that escape in impossible; to defeat (an adversary) by putting his king in check from which there is no escape.
[imp. & p. p. Checkmated; p. pr. & vb. n. Checkmating.]
2.To defeat completely; to terminate; to thwart.
To checkmate and control my just demands.
- Ford.
Noun1.checkmate - complete victory
2.checkmate - a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king
Synonyms: mate
Verb1.checkmate - place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game; "Kasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves"
Synonyms: mate
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