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1    achieve first place, achieve mastery, be victorious, carry all before one, carry the day, come first, conquer, finish first, gain victory, overcome, prevail, succeed, sweep the board, take the prize, triumph  
2    accomplish, achieve, acquire, attain, bag     (informal)   catch, collect, come away with, earn, gain, get, land, net, obtain, pick up, procure, receive, secure  
3      (often with)       over   allure, attract, bring or talk round, carry, charm, convert, convince, disarm, induce, influence, persuade, prevail upon, sway  
4      (informal)   conquest, success, triumph, victory  
,       vb   fail, fall, forfeit, lose, miss, suffer defeat, suffer loss  
      n   beating, defeat, downfall, failure, loss, washout     (informal)  
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  ( wins    plural & 3rd person present)   ( winning    present participle)   ( won    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you win something such as a competition, battle, or argument, you defeat those people you are competing or fighting against, or you do better than everyone else involved.,   (Antonym: lose)    He does not have any realistic chance of winning the election...      V n  
The top four teams all won...      V  
Sanchez Vicario won 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.      V amount, Also V n amount  
      Win is also a noun., n-count   (=victory)     (Antonym: defeat)    ...Arsenal's dismal league run of eight games without a win...     
2       verb   If something wins you something such as an election, competition, battle, or argument, it causes you to defeat the people competing with you or fighting you, or to do better than everyone else involved.,   (Antonym: lose)    That sort of gain for Labour is nothing like good enough to win them the general election...      V n n  
3       verb   If you win something such as a prize or medal, you get it because you have defeated everyone else in something such as an election, competition, battle, or argument, or have done very well in it.  
The first correct entry wins the prize...      V n  
She won bronze for Great Britain in the European Championships.      V n  
4       verb   If you win something that you want or need, you succeed in getting it.   (=gain)     (Antonym: lose)    ...moves to win the support of the poor...      V n  
British Aerospace has won an order worth 340 million dollars.      V n  
5       verb   If something wins you a prize or wins you something else that you want, it causes you to get it.,   (Antonym: lose)    The feat won them a prize of £85,000...      V n n  
    to lose the battle but win the war  
    to win the day  
    to win hands down  
    hand   win back      phrasal verb   If you win back something that you have lost, you get it again, especially as a result of a great effort.  
The Government will have to work hard to win back the confidence of the people...      V P n (not pron)  
So he went and filed a suit and won his job back.      V n P   win out   , win through      phrasal verb   If something or someone wins out or wins through, they are successful after a competition or struggle.  
Sometimes perseverance does win out...      V P   win over      phrasal verb  
in BRIT, also use win round      If you win someone over or win them round, you persuade them to support you or agree with you.  
He has won over a significant number of the left-wing deputies...      V P n (not pron)  
They still hope to win him round.      V n P   win round  
    win over   win through  
    win out  

If you are in a no-win situation, any action you take will fail to benefit you in any way.      adj   ADJ n  
It was a no-win situation. Either she pretended she hated Ned and felt awful or admitted she loved him and felt even worse!     
A win-win situation is one where you are certain to do well or be successful.      adj   ADJ n     (Antonym: no-win)    It is surprising that it has taken people so long to take advantage of what is a win-win opportunity.     

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