win

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 /wɪn/

For the verb: "to win"

Simple Past: won
Past Participle: won

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
win1 /wɪn/USA pronunciation  v.,  won/wʌn/USA pronunciation win•ning,n. 

v. 
  1. to finish first, as in a race or contest;
    win a victory in: [+ object]She won the marathon.[no object]He never wins.
  2. [+ object] to be victorious in (a battle, war, etc.):They won the war.
  3. to achieve by effort, as through hard work, or by competition or luck: [+ object]He won the prize.[no object]We never seem to win.
  4. [+ object] to gain, as by one's good qualities, hard work, or influence:She won the respect of her coworkers.
  5. win over, to gain the favor, consent, or support of: [+ object + over]Her arguments eventually won us over.[+ over + object]She could win over even the most stubborn opponents.

n. [countable]
  1. a victory, as in a game, a horse race, etc.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

win /wɪn/ vb (wins, winning, won)
  1. (intransitive) to achieve first place in a competition
  2. (transitive) to gain or receive (a prize, first place, etc) in a competition
  3. (transitive) to succeed in or gain (something) with an effort: we won recognition
  4. to gain victory or triumph in (a battle, argument, etc)
  5. (transitive) to earn or procure (a living, etc) by work
  6. when intr, followed by out, through, etc: to reach with difficulty (a desired condition or position) or become free, loose, etc, with effort: the boat won the shore, the boat won through to the shore
  7. (transitive) to gain (the sympathy, loyalty, etc) of someone
  8. (transitive) to obtain (a woman, etc) in marriage
  9. (transitive) to extract (ore, coal, etc) from a mine
  10. to extract (metal or other minerals) from ore
  11. to discover and make (a mineral deposit) accessible for mining
  12. you can't wininformal an expression of resignation after an unsuccessful attempt to overcome difficulties
n
  1. informal a success, victory, or triumph
  2. profit; winnings
  3. the act or fact of reaching the finishing line or post first
Etymology: Old English winnan; related to Old Norse vinna, German gewinnen

ˈwinnable adj



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