Checkmate

Definition of Checkmate

Check´mate   Pronunciation: chĕk´māt
n.1.The position in the game of chess when a king is in check and cannot be released, - which ends the game.
2.A complete check; utter defeat or overthrow.
v. t.1.(Chess) To check (an adversary's king) in such a manner that escape in impossible; to defeat (an adversary) by putting his king in check from which there is no escape.
[imp. & p. p. Checkmated; p. pr. & vb. n. Checkmating.]
2.To defeat completely; to terminate; to thwart.
To checkmate and control my just demands.
- Ford.

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