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Defeat is the action and effect of defeating or being defeated . The verb defeat, meanwhile, refers to to win or win in a confrontation, to break or destroy , or to ruin someone in the Health or in their goods .

For example: "The Brazilian team suffered a tough defeat that left him with no chance of advancing in the tournament", "The coach resigned after the fourth consecutive defeat of his team", "I am the defeat image: my wife abandoned me, I lost my job and they are about to evict me".

The origin of the term is in French break away and is linked to the escape of a army . Defeating an enemy army, therefore, is to achieve expiration completely, which is usually followed by a disorderly escape from the defeated: "Tell the General that I will not tolerate another defeat", "The defeat caused the country to lose large areas of territory in the south", "We will not stop our efforts until we defeat our enemy".

Many are the military defeats that have left a deep mark on the history of a specific country. Thus, for example, in the case of the United States, the most significant are those of the Antietam battle in 1862, during the Civil War; that of Canada versus the United Kingdom in 1812 or that of 2003 in regard to the dissolution of the Iraqi army.

In the case of Spain, one of the most important defeats in its history was the one that led to its Invincible Navy falling during the Anglo-Spanish war that occurred between 1585 and 1604.

The most common use of the concept, however, is within the scope of sport . When two teams or two competitors face each other, it is usual for one to be consecrated as the winner of the match, the other being defeated. In some sports, you can still register draws : "FC Barcelona was responsible for a new defeat of Malaga", "With this defeat, the Spanish tennis player loses two places in the world rankings", "The Uruguayan team returned to victory after four defeats".

It must also be stated that within the maritime field, the term defeat is also used but as part of a word with another meaning. Specifically in that one speaks of a quarter of defeat, which is the room of the ship that is used to store all the elements (lighthouse notebooks, sea charts ...) that can be used to determine the situation of that one in the sea.

On the other hand, we cannot forget the use of the word that occupies us within the agriculture sector. Where appropriate, it is used to form the term defeat of harvests. This comes to refer to the right you have to be able to put the cattle in any land that is dedicated to what would be the cultivation of cereal. Specifically, this action can be carried out after harvesting with the clear objective that the animals eat the stubble that has been left.

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