1. checkmate, victory, triumph

usage: complete victory

2. checkmate, mate, chess move

usage: a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king


1. checkmate, mate, beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

usage: 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"

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