Meaning of WIN in English

WIN

transcription, транскрипция: [ wɪn ]

( wins, winning, won)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.

1.

If you win something such as a competition, battle, or argument, you defeat those people you are competing or fighting against, or you do better than everyone else involved.

He does not have any realistic chance of winning the election...

The top four teams all won...

Sanchez Vicario won 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.

≠ lose

VERB : V n , V , V amount , also V n amount

Win is also a noun.

...Arsenal’s dismal league run of eight games without a win...

= victory

≠ defeat

N-COUNT

2.

If something wins you something such as an election, competition, battle, or argument, it causes you to defeat the people competing with you or fighting you, or to do better than everyone else involved.

That sort of gain for Labour is nothing like good enough to win them the general election...

≠ lose

VERB : V n n

3.

If you win something such as a prize or medal, you get it because you have defeated everyone else in something such as an election, competition, battle, or argument, or have done very well in it.

The first correct entry wins the prize...

She won bronze for Great Britain in the European Championships.

VERB : V n , V n

4.

If you win something that you want or need, you succeed in getting it.

...moves to win the support of the poor...

British Aerospace has won an order worth 340 million dollars.

= gain

≠ lose

VERB : V n , V n

5.

If something wins you a prize or wins you something else that you want, it causes you to get it.

The feat won them a prize of £85,000...

≠ lose

VERB : V n n

6.

see also winning

7.

to lose the battle but win the war: see battle

to win the day: see day

to win hands down: see hand

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