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Noun: checkmate  'chek,meyt
  1. Complete victory
  2. A chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king
    - mate
Verb: checkmate  'chek,meyt
  1. (chess) 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";
    - mate

Derived forms: checkmates, checkmated, checkmating

Type of: beat, beat out, chess move, crush, shell, triumph, trounce, vanquish, victory

Encyclopedia: Checkmate