I found this out of context. Looked everywhere and no answer to be found. alc.co.jp offers a bunch of different meanings and is of not much help. Please help!

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    It's not a fixed phrase, so I think we could be of little help out of context. Jan 24, 2016 at 4:40

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[受け止める]{うけとめる} can mean to catch or stop a blow, but it can also mean to accept or come to grips with something. Given that [劣勢]{れっせい} means something along the lines of inferiority or an unfavorable/disadvantaged situation, then without further context the best guess I can field is that it means "to accept an unfavorable situation."

  • so "to accept defeat" / "to come to terms with" perhaps?
    – galki
    Jan 23, 2016 at 4:14
  • @galki It wouldn't mean anything about "defeat", but more like to "accept the fact that this isn't a good situation".
    – Jimmy
    Jan 25, 2017 at 18:03

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