Making the case that the fever could break will win over some undecideds.
Let's not forget that Slovenia is actually top of Group C and a win over the U.S. would guarantee qualification.
Now, if he can just win over his communist bosses, he'll be the biggest thing since Yao Ming.
Christine Lagarde is likely to succeed Dominique Strauss-Kahn but must first win over key emerging powers.
Or perhaps because he finally realized how to win over the powerful Republican.
This man I caught by stratagem and in such a manner as to win over to my side his favorite.
An attempt to win over the soldiers of the other barracks failed.
The Queen is to bind the Commons to herself, to win over their hearts.
When I took all that trouble to have you win over that ridiculous Bronson-Smith!
Alexius used money because he could not use force, to create dissensions and to win over the venial.
fusion of Old English winnan "struggle for, work at, strive, fight," and gewinnan "to gain or succeed by struggling, to win," both from Proto-Germanic *wenwanan (cf. Old Saxon winnan, Old Norse vinna, Old Frisian winna, Dutch winnen "to gain, win," Danish vinde "to win," Old High German winnan "to strive, struggle, fight," German gewinnen "to gain, win," Gothic gawinnen "to suffer, toil"). Perhaps related to wish, or from PIE *van- "overcome, conquer." Related: Won; winning.
Sense of "to be victorious" is recorded from c.1300. Breadwinner preserves the sense of "toil" in Old English winnan. Phrase you can't win them all (1954) first attested in Raymond Chandler. Winningest is attested by 1804.
Old English winn "labor, strife, conflict," from the source of win (v.). Modern sense of "a victory in a game or contest" is first attested 1862, from the verb.