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負ける, 敗ける, 敗北る, まける
Conjugated: 負ければ
Ichidan verb, Intransitive
1. to lose, to be defeated
Only 負ける
2. to succumb, to give in, to surrender, to yield
3. to be inferior to
See 気触れる・かぶれる・1
4. to break out in a rash due to (e.g. lacquer, shaving, etc.)
5. to reduce the price, to give a discount, to throw in (something extra) for free
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勝てば官軍負ければ賊軍, 勝てば官軍、負ければ賊軍, かてばかんぐんまければぞくぐん
Expression, Proverb
might is right, history is written by the victors, winners are always right and losers are always in the wrong, if you win you are the loyalist army, if you lose you are the rebel army