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Synonyms for checkmate

Noun

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

Verb

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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