checkmate

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checkmate /ˈtʃɛkˌmeɪt/ noun
plural checkmates
checkmate
/ˈtʃɛkˌmeɪt/
noun
plural checkmates
Learner's definition of CHECKMATE
: a situation in chess in which a player loses the game because that player's king is in a position from which it cannot escape
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compare 2check 7, stalemate 2

— checkmate

verb checkmates; checkmated; checkmating [+ object]
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