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  • 1 Checkmate! — Album par Namie Amuro Sortie 27 avril 2011 Durée 55:08 Genre …

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  • 2 checkmate — [chek′māt΄] n. [ME chek mat < OFr eschec mat, ult. < Pers šāh māt, lit., the king is dead < šāh, king + māt, he is dead] 1. Chess a) the move that wins the game by checking the opponent s king so that it cannot be protected b) the… …

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  • 3 Checkmate — Check mate ( m[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Checkmated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Checkmating}.] 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… …

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  • 4 Checkmate — Check mate (ch[e^]k m[=a]t), n. [F. [ e]chec et mat, fr. Per. sh[=a]h m[=a]t checkmate, lit., the king is dead, fr. Ar. m[=a]ta he died, is dead. The king, when made prisoner, or checkmated, is assumed to be dead, and the game is finished. See… …

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  • 5 checkmate — ► NOUN 1) Chess a position of check from which a king cannot escape. 2) a final defeat or deadlock. ► VERB 1) Chess put into checkmate. 2) defeat or frustrate totally. ORIGIN from Persian, the king is dead …

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  • 6 checkmate — index beat (defeat), check (bar), clog, deadlock, defeat, frustrate, prevent …

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  • 7 Checkmate — For other uses, see Checkmate (disambiguation). The black king has been checkmated; the game is over, assuming that there are no other pieces (not visible in the picture) that could capture the queen. Checkmate (frequently shortened to mate) is a …

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  • 8 checkmate — {{11}}checkmate (n.) mid 14c., from O.Fr. eschec mat, from Arabic shah mat the king died (see CHECK (Cf. check) (n.)), which according to Barnhart is a misinterpretation of Persian mat be astonished as mata to die, mat he is dead. Hence Persian… …

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  • 9 checkmate — UK [ˈtʃekˌmeɪt] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms checkmate : singular checkmate plural checkmates in chess, an attack that your opponent s king cannot escape from, so that you win the game …

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  • 10 checkmate — I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English chekmaten, from chekmate, interjection used to announce checkmate, from Anglo French eschec mat, from Arabic shāh māt, from Persian, literally, the king is left unable to escape Date: 14th century 1.… …

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  • 11 checkmate — /chek mayt /, n., v., checkmated, checkmating, interj. n. 1. Also called mate. Chess. a. an act or instance of maneuvering the opponent s king into a check from which it cannot escape, thus bringing the game to a victorious conclusion. b. the… …

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  • 12 checkmate — 1. interjection /ˈʧɛkmeɪt/ Word called out by the victor when making the conclusive move. Syn: mate 2. noun /ˈʧɛkmeɪt/ a) The conclusive victory in a game of chess that occurs when an opponents king has no possible move that can remove him from… …

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  • 13 checkmate — check|mate [ˈtʃekmeıt] n [U and C] [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: eschec mat, from Arabic shah mat, from Persian, the king is left helpless ] 1.) the position of the ↑king (=most important piece) in ↑chess at the end of the game, when it …

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  • 14 checkmate — [[t]tʃe̱kmeɪt[/t]] N UNCOUNT In chess, checkmate is a situation in which you cannot stop your king being captured and so you lose the game. Syn: mate …

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  • 15 checkmate — noun 1》 Chess a position of check from which a king cannot escape. 2》 a final defeat or deadlock. verb 1》 Chess put into checkmate. 2》 defeat or frustrate totally. Origin ME: from OFr. eschec mat, from Arab. šāh māta, from Pers. šāh māt the king… …

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  • 16 checkmate — check•mate [[t]ˈtʃɛkˌmeɪt[/t]] n. v. mat•ed, mat•ing, interj. 1) chs gam a) an act or instance in chess of maneuvering the opponent s king into a check from which it cannot escape, thus bringing the game to a victorious conclusion b) the position …

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  • 18 checkmate — n. & v. n. 1 (also as int.) Chess a check from which a king cannot escape. b an announcement of this. 2 a final defeat or deadlock. v.tr. 1 Chess put into checkmate. 2 defeat; frustrate. Etymology: ME f. OF eschec mat f. Pers. sah mat the king is …

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  • 20 checkmate — Synonyms and related words: arrest, baffle, bafflement, balk, balking, bell, blast, block, brake, brave, bring to, bring up short, challenge, check, circumvent, confound, confounding, confront, confusion, contravene, counter, counteract,… …

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