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Overview of noun checkmate

The noun checkmate has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. checkmate

(complete victory)

2. checkmate, mate

(a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king)


Overview of verb checkmate

The verb checkmate has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. checkmate, mate

(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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