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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 check·mate /ˈʧɛkˌmet/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Check·mate n.
 1. The position in the game of chess when a king is in check and cannot be released, -- which ends the game.
 2. A complete check; utter defeat or overthrow.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Check·mate 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 is no escape.
 2. To defeat completely; to terminate; to thwart.
    To checkmate and control my just demands.   --Ford.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: complete victory
      2: a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible
         attack on the opponent's king [syn: mate]
      v : 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" [syn: mate]