win


win
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win UK US /wɪn/ verb (winning, won, won)
[I or T] to be the best in a situation where several people, organizations, etc. are competing: »

If she scores the next point, she'll have won.

»

He won the election by 2,385 votes.

win an argument/battle »

Graves won the battle for control of the organization.

»

His barristers said he had no chance of winning this case.

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win easily/handily/decisively

[T] to succeed in getting something that other people, organizations, etc. are also trying to get: win an award/contract/order »

The UK property firm is favourite to win the contract for the bank's new head office.

win sb sth »

The big question is whether her actions will win her votes.

[T] to receive approval, support, etc. for something, especially when you have made a big effort to get it: win (sb's) approval/support/confidence »

The property tycoon has won the support of shareholders.

win sth from sb »

The proposed merger broke down last week after failing to win approval from the US government.

[I] to get advantages from a situation: »

When we use green technology, we all win with a cleaner environment as well as jobs growth.

See also AWARD-WINNING(Cf. ↑award-winning), WIN-WIN(Cf. ↑win-win), WIN SB OVER(Cf. ↑win sb over), WIN SB/STH BACK(Cf. ↑win sb/sth back)
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win UK US /wɪn/ noun [C, usually singular]
a successful attempt at achieving something such as a prize or reward: »

The polls predicted a Conservative win.

a win for sb »

The passage of the bill is a significant win for supporters of offshore drilling.

See also NO WIN, NO FEE(Cf. ↑no win, no fee)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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