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A defeat in a game or competition - synonyms or related words

defeat

noun

failure to win a competition or to succeed in doing something

rout

noun

a complete defeat of an opponent in a battle, competition, or election

beating

noun

a bad defeat in a game, competition, or election

fall

noun

someone’s defeat or loss of power

massacre

noun

informal

a serious defeat in a game or competition

elimination

noun

defeat in a competition

revenge

noun

the defeat of an opponent or team that previously defeated you in a sports event

drubbing

noun

informal

a defeat in which someone loses very easily

licking

noun

informal

an occasion when someone is easily defeated in a game or competition

demolition

noun

informal

an easy defeat in a game or competition

nanodegree

a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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hypocaust

an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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