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To defeat someone in a game, competition or argument - synonyms or related words

defeat

verb

to win against someone in a game, fight, or election

win

verb

to defeat everyone else by being the best or by finishing first in a competition

beat

verb

to defeat someone in a game, competition, election, or battle

overcome

verb

to defeat someone or something

crush

verb

to completely defeat someone who is opposing you, especially by using force or violence

thrash

verb

to defeat an opponent very easily in a game or competition

overpower

verb

to defeat someone in a fight or competition

smash

verb

to completely destroy or defeat something such as an organization

knock out

to make someone leave a competition by defeating them

crush

verb

to easily defeat someone who is competing against you

pwn

verb

very informal to defeat someone very easily and completely in a way that makes them feel embarrassed, especially in a computer game

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