checkmate

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˈʧɛkmeɪt/
  • SAMPA: /"tSEkmeIt/
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  • Hyphenation: check‧mate

Interjection[change]

Interjection
checkmate

  1. In chess, the winner says "checkmate" when they make the final winning move.

Verb[change]

Plain form
checkmate

Third-person singular
checkmates

Past tense
checkmated

Past participle
checkmated

Present participle
checkmating

  1. A checkmate in the game of chess, means you have won the game, and the king is trapped he can't go anywhere else onto the board.
    The man checkmated his opponent.