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defeat vb. (1 common 1435-1635; 2 rare sense)
1. to undo, destroy, ruin Tim. IV. iii. 164, Ham. I. ii. 10 “a d-ed joy,” Oth. IV. ii. 160 “may my life.”
2. to disfigure, deface Oth. I. iii. 346.
3. to defraud (any one) “of” MND. IV. i. 163, Sonn. xx. 11 “Nature . . . by addition me of thee defeated.”
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