This page is about the collocation admit defeat
collocation pattern: verb + noun
to accept that you can't win a competition or achieve a goal
- We never admit defeat before a game's over, no matter how far behind we are.
- I couldn't fix the car myself, so I admitted defeat and called a mechanic.
Related collocations include "concede defeat" and "accept defeat"
If you're a determined person, you'll find it
Contributor: Matt Errey