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Mate

[n] a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king
[n] an exact duplicate; "when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook"
[n] South American tea-like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate
[n] the officer below the master on a commercial ship
[n] informal term (Australian or British) for a friend of the same sex
[n] the partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner); "he loved the mare and all her mates"; "camels hate leaving their mates"
[n] a person's partner in marriage
[n] a fellow member of a team; "it was his first start against his former teammates"
[n] South American holly; leaves used in making a drink like tea
[v] place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game; in a game of chess; "Kasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves"
[v] bring two objects, ideas, or people together; "This fact is coupled to the other one"; "Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?"; "The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project"
[v] make love; "Birds mate in the Spring"
[v] copulate, of animals


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