verb (used without object), won, win·ning.
verb (used with object), won, win·ning.
- to obtain (ore, coal, etc.).
- to prepare (a vein, bed, mine, etc.) for working, by means of shafts or the like.
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Idioms for win
Origin of win1
synonym study for win
OTHER WORDS FROM winwin·na·ble, adjective
Words nearby win
Definition for win (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), winned, win·ning.Scot. and North England.
Origin of win2
Example sentences from the Web for win
Dragić and Herro kept them in it early, Jae Crowder just kept making threes, and then Jimmy Butler’s scoring and Bam’s block won it late.Bam Adebayo Is Making Plays, Denver Is Making Us Look Bad, And The Lakers May Need To Make Some Adjustments|Chris Herring (email@example.com)|September 17, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
In other words, the Republican Party won on the atrocious Ballot Harvesting Scam.
While Maddux won his fourth consecutive — and final — Cy Young Award in his age-29 season in 1995, Johnson won four straight Cy Young Awards from his age 35 to age 38 seasons.
In 2018, Maduro won a second term as president of Venezuela.Does Anyone Really Know What Socialism Is? (Ep. 408 Rebroadcast)|Stephen J. Dubner|September 17, 2020|Freakonomics
The survey shows Graham and Harrison each winning the backing of 48 percent of likely voters in the state.Trump contradicts CDC director on vaccine; Biden says Americans shouldn’t trust Trump|Colby Itkowitz, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
Except the Braves did not win 14 straight pennants (they did win 14 straight division titles), and Smoltz is a also Republican.Conservative Curt Says His Politics, Not His Pitching, Kept Him Out of the Hall of Fame|Ben Jacobs|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Her Miss America win transcended mere superficial beauty standards.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A Republican candidate hoping to win red state support could find a worse team to root for than one from Dallas.
If history is a guide, Huckabee will need to resonate with more than just the faithful if he is to win.
She fails to appreciate the congressional and constitutional obstacles Johnson had to overcome to win passage of the bill.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Bessires was included because he would never win it at any later date, but his doglike devotion made him a priceless subordinate.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
The real experience has a magnetism of its own and will win above mere technicality whenever it has the opportunity.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
Great preparations had been made, and the success must have been perfect to win so general and hearty a commendation.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
All the miserable stratagems they had been guilty of to win him; the dishonest plotting and planning.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
They take him along whenever they play games, thinking the mascot helps them to win.Squinty the Comical Pig|Richard Barnum
British Dictionary definitions for win (1 of 2)
verb wins, winning or won
- to achieve recognition in some field of endeavour
- history to be knighted
- to extract (ore, coal, etc) from a mine
- to extract (metal or other minerals) from ore
- to discover and make (a mineral deposit) accessible for mining
Derived forms of winwinnable, adjective
Word Origin for win
British Dictionary definitions for win (2 of 2)
verb wins, winning, won or winned (tr) Irish, Scot and Northern English dialect
Word Origin for win
Idioms and Phrases with win
In addition to the idioms beginning with win
- win by a nose
- wind down
- wind up
- wine and dine
- wing it
- win hands down
- winning streak
- win one's spurs
- win on points
- win out
- win over
- win some, lose some
- win through
- (win) hands down
- no-win situation
- slow but sure (steady wins the race)
- you can't win
- you can't win 'em all