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British English: /dɪˈfiːt/
American English: /dəˈfit/

Translation of defeat in German:

transitive verb

  • 2 (baffle)something defeats me
    ich kann etwas nicht begreifen
    it defeats me why …
    ich verstehe einfach nicht, warum …
    (frustrate)the task has defeated us
    diese Aufgabe hat uns überfordert
    defeat the object/purpose of something
    etwas völlig sinnlos machen
    defeat one's own object
    seine eigenen Pläne durchkreuzen


  • (being defeated) Niederlage Fem.
    (defeating) Sieg Mask. (of über) + Akk.
    the defeat of a motion/bill
    das Scheitern eines Antrags/Gesetzentwurfs
    admit defeat
    seine Niederlage eingestehen

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