v. subdue; overpower, become master of

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  • beat — Synonyms and related words: Alexandrine, Bohemian, about ship, abrade, abscond, accent, accentuation, addle, addled, aerate, agitate, air lane, all in, all up with, alternation, amaze, ambit, amphibrach, amphimacer, anacrusis, anapest, andante… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • beaten — Synonyms and related words: all in, all up with, automatic, beat, beat up, bested, blebby, blistered, blistering, blistery, bone weary, bubbling, bubbly, burbling, burbly, bushed, carbonated, chiffon, confounded, constant, dead, dead and alive,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bested — Synonyms and related words: all up with, beat, beaten, confounded, defeated, discomfited, done for, done in, down, fallen, fixed, floored, hors de combat, lambasted, lathered, licked, on the skids, outdone, overborne, overcome, overmastered,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • confounded — Synonyms and related words: Byzantine, absolute, addled, agape, aghast, agog, all agog, all up with, amazed, astonished, astounded, at a loss, at gaze, awed, awestruck, baffled, balled up, bamboozled, beat, beaten, beguiled, belied, bested,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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