Definition of triumph verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

triumph

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈtraɪʌmf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtraɪʌmf//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they triumph
BrE BrE//ˈtraɪʌmf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtraɪʌmf//
 
he / she / it triumphs
BrE BrE//ˈtraɪʌmfs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtraɪʌmfs//
 
past simple triumphed
BrE BrE//ˈtraɪʌmft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtraɪʌmft//
 
past participle triumphed
BrE BrE//ˈtraɪʌmft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtraɪʌmft//
 
-ing form triumphing
BrE BrE//ˈtraɪʌmfɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtraɪʌmfɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] triumph (over somebody/something) to defeat somebody/something; to be successful As is usual in this kind of movie, good triumphs over evil in the end. France triumphed 3–0 in the final. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French triumphe (noun), from Latin triump(h)us, probably from Greek thriambos ‘hymn to Bacchus’ (the Greek god). Current senses of the verb date from the early 16th cent.Extra examples He believes that good will always triumph in the end. She was confident that she would ultimately triumph over adversity. As usual in this kind of movie, good triumphs over evil in the end. Italy triumphed 3–0 in the quarter-finals. These children have all triumphed over adversity. Tomorrow we will face the enemy and will triumph.
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