[]ける

Ichidan verb, intransitive verb

  1. to lose, to be defeated.
  2. to succumb, to give in, to surrender, to yield.
  3. to be inferior to.
  4. to break out in a rash due to (e.g. lacquer, shaving, etc.).

Ichidan verb, transitive verb

  1. to reduce the price, to give a discount, to throw in (something extra) for free.

Variations

Pronunciation Kanji Kana Is Common
[]ける 負ける まける
[]ける 敗ける まける
敗北[まけ] 敗北る まける

Contained Kanji Breakdown

defeat, negative, - (3rd)
  • knife, wrapping enclosure(勹) variant
  • shellfish(1st)
    • eye, class, look(1st)
    • eight, eight radical (no. 12)(1st)