Meaning of WIN in English

WIN

I.

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ big , comfortable , convincing , decisive , easy , emphatic , handsome ( esp. BrE ), resounding , runaway ( BrE )

▪ excellent , fine , great , impressive

▪ thrilling

▪ remarkable , shock ( BrE ), unexpected , upset ( AmE )

▪ famous

People still talk about the famous ~ against Brazil.

▪ last-gasp ( BrE ), narrow

An extra-time penalty gave Barcelona a last-gasp ~ over Chelsea.

▪ overtime ( AmE )

▪ hard-earned ( esp. BrE ), hard-fought

▪ come-from-behind ( AmE )

▪ deserved ( BrE )

▪ away , home (both BrE )

The team claimed a 6–3 away ~ over Middlethorpe.

▪ back-to-back , consecutive , straight

The Red Sox opened the season with five straight ~s.

▪ five-point , two-goal , etc.

▪ cup-final (in football/soccer) , final-round , league , play-off , semi-final

▪ Super Bowl™ , World Series , etc.

▪ Democrat , Labour , etc.

VERB + WIN

▪ chalk up , claim , clinch ( esp. BrE ), earn , gain , get , have , notch , notch up , post ( esp. AmE ), pull out ( esp. AmE ), record , score

We've had three successive ~s in the National League.

Torino notched up a 2–1 ~ at Lazio.

▪ cruise to , romp to ( esp. BrE )

Woods romped to a 12-shot ~ in the Open.

▪ deserve , earn

▪ give sb

▪ celebrate

WIN + VERB

▪ come

His only big ~ came in the French Open ten years ago.

▪ keep sb , lift sb , put sb , take sb

Williams's straight-sets ~ puts her through to the semi-final.

PREPOSITION

▪ without a ~

They've gone four games without a ~.

▪ ~ against , ~ over

Liverpool gained a thrilling 5–4 ~ over Glenavon.

II.

verb

ADVERB

▪ comfortably ( esp. BrE ), convincingly , decisively , easily , handily ( esp. AmE ), hands down , handsomely ( esp. BrE ), outright

The French team won hands down.

▪ narrowly

She narrowly won the first race.

▪ nearly

▪ duly ( BrE )

He duly won, but was then sidelined by a leg injury.

▪ unexpectedly

▪ eventually , finally , ultimately

VERB + WIN

▪ deserve to

We didn't deserve to win—we played very badly.

▪ hope to , want to

▪ be expected to , be tipped to ( BrE ), expect to

The actress is tipped to ~ an Oscar for her performance.

▪ be in a position to , be likely to

He entered election day in a strong position to ~.

▪ have yet to

He has yet to ~ a major tournament.

▪ go on to

The movie was an instant success and went on to ~ five Academy Awards.

▪ be going to

Who do you think is going to ~?

▪ manage to

▪ try and , try to

You have to try and ~ every race.

▪ fail to

The far right party failed to ~ a single seat.

▪ help (to) , help sb (to)

qualities which help ~ business and motivate staff

PREPOSITION

▪ against

They stand a good chance of winning against their league rivals.

▪ at

I never ~ at tennis.

▪ by

She won the race by 25 seconds.

PHRASES

▪ be capable of winning (sth)

There are a lot of teams capable of winning the title.

▪ be confident of winning (sth)

We're confident of winning the title this year.

▪ a chance of winning (sth) , a chance to ~ sth , an opportunity to ~ sth

the chance to ~ the trip of a lifetime

▪ succeed in winning sth

He succeeded in winning their confidence.

▪ have, know, etc. what it takes to ~ sth

Does he have what it takes to ~ the Tour?

▪ ~ by a landslide , ~ in a landslide ( AmE )

President Reagan won by a landslide.

▪ ~ or lose

Win is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ gymnast , ↑ jockey , ↑ party , ↑ side , ↑ team

Win is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ acceptance , ↑ acclaim , ↑ accolade , ↑ acquittal , ↑ admiration , ↑ admirer , ↑ affection , ↑ appeal , ↑ applause , ↑ approval , ↑ argument , ↑ award , ↑ backing , ↑ ball , ↑ battle , ↑ bet , ↑ bid , ↑ bronze , ↑ bursary , ↑ case , ↑ championship , ↑ claim , ↑ compensation , ↑ competition , ↑ concession , ↑ confidence , ↑ contest , ↑ contract , ↑ control , ↑ convert , ↑ conviction , ↑ corner , ↑ crown , ↑ cup , ↑ custody , ↑ damage , ↑ deal , ↑ debate , ↑ dispute , ↑ district , ↑ division , ↑ election , ↑ encounter , ↑ endorsement , ↑ event , ↑ fame , ↑ favour , ↑ fight , ↑ final , ↑ fortune , ↑ franchise , ↑ freedom , ↑ friend , ↑ funding , ↑ game , ↑ glory , ↑ gold , ↑ goodwill , ↑ heart , ↑ heat , ↑ honour , ↑ independence , ↑ injunction , ↑ jackpot , ↑ job , ↑ judgement , ↑ kudos , ↑ league , ↑ liberty , ↑ licence , ↑ lottery , ↑ loyalty , ↑ majority , ↑ mandate , ↑ marathon , ↑ match , ↑ medal , ↑ meet , ↑ nomination , ↑ office , ↑ order , ↑ ovation , ↑ passage , ↑ penalty , ↑ permission , ↑ place , ↑ point , ↑ popularity , ↑ praise , ↑ presidency , ↑ prize , ↑ promotion , ↑ quiz , ↑ race , ↑ raffle , ↑ rally , ↑ recognition , ↑ referendum , ↑ relay , ↑ representation , ↑ reprieve , ↑ reputation , ↑ respect , ↑ review , ↑ role , ↑ round , ↑ scholarship , ↑ seat , ↑ selection , ↑ series , ↑ set , ↑ settlement , ↑ silver , ↑ single , ↑ sponsorship , ↑ state , ↑ struggle , ↑ suit , ↑ support , ↑ sympathy , ↑ tender , ↑ term , ↑ title , ↑ toss , ↑ total , ↑ tournament , ↑ trophy , ↑ trust , ↑ victory , ↑ vote , ↑ war

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