- v. (國際象棋中)把…將死；完全擊敗
- n. (國際象棋中)將死；完全失敗
a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king
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"
- The object in a chess game is to checkmate the opponent's king, a piece whose mobility is limited.
- She hoped the plan would checkmate her opponents.