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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

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
First recorded before 900; Middle English winnen (verb), Old English winnan “to work, fight, bear”; cognate with German gewinnen, Old Norse vinna, Gothic winnan
6. See gain1.
win·na·ble, adjective

Definition 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; perhaps variant of winnow
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British Dictionary definitions for win (1 of 2)

win1
/ (wɪn) /

verb wins, winning or won

noun

See also win out
winnable, adjective
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
Old English, perhaps a variant of winnow
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Idioms and Phrases with win

win

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