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Idioms about win

    for the win, Slang. (used to express enthusiasm for someone or something that is very good, likely to succeed, etc.): a plant-based diet, for the win!

Origin of win

1
First recorded before 900; Middle English verb winnen, win(ne) “to strive, exert effort,” Old English winnan “to labor, work, fight, bear”; cognate with German gewinnen, Old Norse vinna, Gothic winnan

synonym study for win

6. See gain1.

OTHER WORDS FROM win

win·na·ble, adjective

Other definitions for win (2 of 2)

win2
[ win ]
/ wɪn /

verb (used with object), winned, win·ning.Scot. and North England.
to dry (hay, wood, etc.) by exposure to air and sun.

Origin of win

2
First recorded in 1550–60; etymology uncertain; perhaps variant of winnow
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How to use win in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for win (1 of 2)

win1
/ (wɪn) /

verb wins, winning or won
noun
See also win out

Derived forms of win

winnable, adjective

Word Origin for win

Old English winnan; related to Old Norse vinna, German gewinnen

British Dictionary definitions for win (2 of 2)

win2
/ (wɪn) /

verb wins, winning, won or winned (tr) Irish, Scot and Northern English dialect
to dry (grain, hay, peat, etc) by exposure to sun and air
a less common word for winnow

Word Origin for win

Old English, perhaps a variant of winnow
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