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Definitions of checkmate:
  • noun:   a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king
  • noun:   complete victory
  • verb:   place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game
    Example: "Kasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves"

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