Idioms for 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
before 900; Middle English winnen (v.), Old English winnan to work, fight, bear; cognate with German gewinnen, Old Norse vinna, Gothic winnan

OTHER WORDS FROM win

win·na·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for win over (1 of 3)

win over

verb

(tr, adverb) to gain the support or consent of (someone)Also: win round

British Dictionary definitions for win over (2 of 3)

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 over (3 of 3)

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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Idioms and Phrases with win over (1 of 2)

win over

Persuade, gain one's support, as in It won't be easy to win him over to our point of view. [Late 1800s]

Idioms and Phrases with win over (2 of 2)

win

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