Meaning of WIN in English

WIN

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a deserved win/victory/success etc

Larsson’s goal gave Celtic a deserved victory.

a party wins/loses an election

Do you think the Labour Party can win the next election?

be on a winning/losing streak

Celtic are on a six-game winning streak.

bring/win sb/sth fame

Chomsky’s theories about language brought him fame.

confident of winning

The Prime Minister appeared relaxed and confident of winning an overall majority.

earn/win a reputation

As a young publisher, she earned a reputation for toughness.

gain/achieve/win independence (= get independence )

Our aim was to achieve full independence.

gain/win sb’s confidence

As team captain, he soon won the confidence of the players.

gain/win/achieve notoriety (for sth)

The local church has gained notoriety for being different.

get/receive/obtain/win approval

For over twenty years it was impossible for NASA to get approval for this mission.

notched up...win

The Houston Astros have notched up another win .

on the winning trail

New players should put the team back on the winning trail.

romp to a win/victory

The women’s team romped to a 132–81 win over Ireland.

stand to gain/lose/win/make

What do firms think they stand to gain by merging?

the winning goal

Berbatov scored the winning goal from just outside the box.

the winning/losing team

Everyone on the winning team will get a medal.

win a battle

It’s essential to win the battle against inflation.

win a bet

France won the game and I won my bet.

win a competition

Lucy was thrilled to hear that she had won the short-story competition.

win a majority

The Conservative Party won a large majority.

win a mandate

He won his mandate to continue his premiership.

win a match

Do you think we'll win our next match?

win a medal

They won a medal at the Chelsea Flower Show.

win a point (= especially in games such as tennis, where the ball goes back and forth between competitors )

I didn't win a single point in my first few games.

win a prize ( also take a prize )

She won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1938.

Ms Brolls also took the prize for best individual speaker.

win a race

It looks as though he will win the race to be the Democratic presidential candidate.

win a seat

The following year he won a seat on the local council.

win an award

Caprio won the award for best actor.

an award-winning novel

win an election

Who do you think will win the election?

win approval

His condemnation of the war won widespread approval.

win by a large/small etc margin

The party won by a huge margin.

win custody (= be given custody )

Their mother is likely to win custody.

win glory

He wanted to win glory in battle.

win power (= win an election )

The Prime Minister is facing his toughest challenge since winning power.

win sb’s admiration ( also draw sb’s admiration formal )

His films have won the admiration of the critics.

At the club, her singing soon drew the admiration of the older girls.

win votes

policies designed to win votes in the South

win/draw/receive etc plaudits

Her performance won plaudits from the critics.

win/earn/gain respect (= start to be respected )

Morris eventually won the respect of his fellow workers.

win/earn/receive praise

The trade deal won praise from the American business community.

win/gain fame

He won fame when he appeared in the film ‘The Graduate’.

win/gain recognition

The company has won recognition for its customer service.

win/gain/attract support

Try to win the support of local shopkeepers.

win/get a contract

They won a contract to supply 37 passenger trains to Regional Railways.

win/lose a case (= be successful or unsuccessful in proving someone guilty or not guilty )

Lomax was a brilliant lawyer who had never lost a case.

win/lose a contest

He won a public-speaking contest at his school.

win/lose a fight

He always won every fight he was in at school.

win/lose a game

A.C. Milan won the game with a last-minute goal.

Arsenal lost the game because of a mistake by their goalkeeper.

win/lose a lawsuit

She won a discrimination lawsuit against her former company.

win/lose a race

He did not win another race that season.

win/lose a war

The Allies had won the war.

What would have happened if we’d lost the war?

win/lose an appeal

Unless she wins her appeal she will be imprisoned.

win/lose an argument

The party hopes to win the argument about how to reform the health system.

The first one who resorts to violence is usually the one who’s lost the argument.

win/lose by 5/10 etc points

We only lost by two points.

win/lose on points (= win or lose a fight because of the judges’ decision )

He was knocked down twice, before losing on points.

win/lose the toss

Malory won the toss and will serve.

winning formula

With viewing figures up a million, the programme has a winning formula .

winning post

winning the lottery

Do you really think winning the lottery would make you happy?

win/obtain/gain/secure a concession

In the end, the strikers returned to work having won few concessions.

win/receive/earn rave reviews

The performance earned them rave reviews from critics.

win/score a victory

Today we have won an important victory.

win/secure a nomination

Do you think she has enough votes to win the nomination?

win/take first prize

She won first prize in a painting competition.

win/take the championship

He won three national championships at Oklahoma.

won by a landslide

The SNP candidate won by a landslide .

won comfortably

Davis won comfortably , 9–1, 9–3, 9–2.

won...on the pools

Dad won £40 on the pools .

won...Oscars

The film won five Oscars .

won...scholarship

She won a scholarship to Iowa State University.

won...vote of confidence

On April 19 the new government won a vote of confidence by 339 votes to 207.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

probably

In other words it's a relatively high risk gamble, but if your army holds together you will probably win .

It probably won the Second World War.

■ NOUN

approval

But the campaign hasn't won the approval of the medical profession, which still believes chips do us no good at all.

A spokesman for Shaw said the resolution has a chance of winning approval in Congress.

It failed to win government and parliamentary approval .

Although it expects some opposition, PacTel remains optimistic it can win approval by year-end.

Sutton's political credentials helped win the approval of the Founders.

The effort to win quick approval of the so-called supermajority tax limitation amendment has raised a furor among some Democrats.

She won approval anyway in the full Senate, which was then controlled by Democrats.

Since this was one of the central objectives of the Midway operation, it naturally won his complete approval .

award

Rayleigh won the team award with Deben in second place.

Later he specialized in war photography for magazines such as Life, Time, and Newsweek, winning a number of awards .

The morose Mitchells wins the wet blanket award .

While neither of these games will win awards for plotting or scripting, Duke has more going on.

The funds have recently won three Micropal awards for best performance among smaller groups.

Of course it won him some award or other.

Morose Michell wins the wet blanket award .

It also won the National Book Award for nonfiction.

battle

There should be no complacency about who seems to be winning the battle .

Nico has been winning the press battles so far.

It will continue to win some local battles .

Do we think we have to win all battles single-handedly when we know you have already won the war?

McCaffrey, 53, knows a lot about winning battles .

These arguments win only half the battle .

championship

At the beginning of this season Wilko said we had a better side this year than when we won the championship .

Each of the previous three seasons, the school won the championship .

He recovered quickly enough to win the Army squash championship .

The two horses could give Dollase his biggest day since Itsallgreektome was winning the 1990 turf championship .

Well, it ain't easy to win a world championship you know.

Honda cars had won several championships .

Last year they won the senior division championship for a club which won another five trophies.

Knox also won the doubles championship , teaming with Claire Curren.

chance

You play against the computer which operates at a chosen skill level so you could have a chance of winning .

But virtually no one outside their party leadership gives them a chance to win five.

All visitors have a chance to win some great health prizes.

Once the leader in polls here, he now languishes in fourth place and is given no chance of winning .

They also have a slim but slightly better chance of winning a vote for a referendum.

No studious Unitarian cushioned in a Boston study had a chance of winning the West against such a spirit.

He's selected to defend three soldiers who refused to fight in a battle they had no chance of winning .

Perot has an excellent chance of winning .

competition

An on pack competition to win a South Park Colorado holiday will follow in March.

There is an information line for the latest news and a competition line to win tickets.

I know that competitions are often won by compromise candidates, the pianists everyone on the jury can agree upon.

The last time the clubs met in this competition West Hartlepool won 22-6 but that was six years ago.

And it brought back the memories of bouquets and the first Miss World competition she won way back in 1911.

contest

Finally, don't assume winning a talent contest is a passport to success.

She win big writing contest , which not surprise me.

MacQuillan was destined to win the contest , but I was prepared to get a strike or two in first.

The company is 100 years old, and its birds win tasting contests all the time.

Barbara has won countless glamorous grandmother contests since becoming the first ever winner of the Widnes title in 1977.

Senate Republicans have little hope of winning enough contests this year to get a majority.

contract

In addition, competition may mean that we are unable to recoup our initial investment even if we win the contract .

One would make it harder for anti-union employers to win government contracts .

Success is winning the Collesden Container contract against aggressive competition.

If successful in winning the contract , it will involve a survey team travelling to Kasurstan.

The first payment, in 1991, was made weeks after it won a contract worth $ 189m.

Together, they won a landmark union contract for better pay and working conditions.

cup

Rovers have won the Cup a record 22 times.

The Kings gave me a chance to win a Stanley Cup .

For Desert Orchid, it was a return to the course where he won the Gold Cup .

If Gordon finishes fifth or better in the remaining four races, he will win his second Winston Cup championship.

Don't try to fly and say you've won the World Cup .

The Zeenders had won ten Gold Cup awards from their peers in the food business.

As Strach says, it was like winning the cup or something.

election

The election was won despite the spin doctors.

He has decided that the election will be won or lost on social issues in the electoral middle ground.

It is still worth fighting elections - and winning them.

In the 1994 elections , Republicans won both houses of Congress for the first time since 1954.

Only thus, they believed, could the election be won .

In elections in 1921 Mussolini won a seat in Milan, and his party gained 35 of 535 seats in the country.

Anyone who has noticed recent elections knows that Alan won that bet.

game

We have to be on top of our game to win .

There will be an objective for Samson to attain before the game is won .

The new site will have features like games to win coupons, an interactive cookbook and more than 400 recipes.

Ipswich hadn't won in any of their previous 5 games , with us winning our last 5.

The mythology of the Tournament says the eventual champion will have to win at least one close game .

Jason Chandler made certain in the dying minutes of the game , Good Sports winning 2-1.

Bullies are always looking for psychological games they can win .

games

I wonder if his absence is the reason we have failed to win the last two games .

We won 21 games , we went to the finals of our tournament, and we won 10 of our last 12.

We won the last eight games .

No team had won 70 games before this season, either.

Now, whatever Wimbledon do, Bradford will stay up if they win their last two games .

But the 49ers have won nine of the games ...

The Longhorns won 42 games in Austin from 1968-76.

No team in the history of the Big East has won that many games in succession.

heart

Since its conception, the Format has been winning hearts and minds as a useful mechanism.

With his big car He's won your heart , and you have punctured mine.

Patricia Polacco has won the hearts of millions of children with her rich stories drawn from childhood memories.

Was this going to be the man who won Madeleine's heart ?

Their charm and informality immediately won many hearts in circles high and low.

He feels the piquant double pleasure of the secret millionaire who has won everyone's heart even in apparent poverty.

league

I believe that one day Manchester United will again win the league title.

We had a good shot at winning the league back in 1963.

Huddersfield made up for their failure in the Cup by winning the League Championship in the next season, 1923-4.

For a change, the Gulls may have to worry if their product is good enough to win the league .

At a civic reception that evening Chapman announced that the club would not be satisfied until it had won the League Championship.

He won four league championships as a manager.

Manchester City had just won the League Cup and this was the night of their gala celebrations.

Chelsea have yet to win a League game in his absence, taking four points from a possible 12.

majority

The conclusion is that Nkrumah would have otherwise won by the two-thirds majority which was the general election pattern.

Daley got 71. 4 percent of the vote, and won by a majority of 466, 672.

Before hearing the poll results, Mr Major and Mr Kinnock voiced their confidence that they would win with an overall majority .

In 1972 Richard Nixon became the first Republican to win a majority of Catholic votes.

Yeltsin won majorities in more than 80 of the 88 electoral districts.

The ruling party failed to win a majority in the parliamentary elections.

It was only after the SPÖ failed to win an absolute majority in the general election of 1983 that he stood down.

Because management usually controls a large number of shares, such resolutions almost never win a majority vote.

match

He broke racquets, drew fines, and, most of all, won matches .

Garry Kasparov won his chess match with the Deep Blue supercomputer.

Grimsby are good, but United need to win these matches .

Sampras has won only four matches on the clay courts of Roland Garros since 1996.

At Bristol, Gloucestershire won their match with Cheshire by 204 runs, bowling out the visitors for just 68.

We went out there and knew we were going to win our matches and crush them.

Luke and Alejandro's three eldest sons had won their match .

Anderlecht had won their last 21 matches at home and had beaten Manchester United so no one gave us a hope.

medal

Redgrave has already won two gold medals and will become Britain's most successful current Olympic sportsman if he wins his third.

They had won a second gold medal .

He won a bronze medal for Britain in the 1952 Olympics.

That is not to diminish any of the efforts of hard-working, courageous athletes who have won silver medals here.

Nothing irritated him more than the suggestion that Redgrave would win a gold medal with any partner.

I want you to win all the medals you can.

oscar

Composer John Williams won an Oscar for his haunting score.

Miss Bates won an Oscar for her performance.

Greg Norman is like the movie actor who looks surprised when he wins the Oscar .

Lemmon won an Oscar for his magnificent portrayal of the coward who becomes a hero.

Martin Scorsese has never won an Oscar .

Two years later she won an Oscar for Roman Holiday.

party

The Democratic party has won the presidency only once out of the last six elections since 1964.

The Welfare Party won 21 percent.

To have an overall majority a party needs to win 326 seats.

The party won no seats in 1990, but regained forty-nine seats in 1994.

If no party wins this number, the new Parliament will be hung.

When legislative elections were held in 1990 under domestic and international pressure, the opposition party won 392 of 485 contested seats.

It now has to become a modern social democratic party which can win because of the popularity of its vision.

If there was a single lesson I took away from Salomon Brothers, it is that rarely do all parties win .

prize

Cher wins the prize for longest run of success.

Taylor would win no prizes for softness and sympathy.

Horton Foote wins the prize for drama, and the fiction prize goes to Carol Shields.

It won the Whitbread Prize in 1995, which is why I picked it up.

The first correct entry drawn by a representative from Statham Lodge Hotel will win the prize .

Amelia began to feel better-the essay she wrote on car mechanics, a course requirement, won first prize .

race

His colleagues vowed to win the race again in his honour.

Instead, Schumacher won the race , and Villeneuve was fifth.

Dunlop won the 125 race in style, and McWilliams did the double in the two Superbike races.

In slalom I know I can win every race if I make no mistakes.

Daru has been a revelation in the latter half of the season, winning his last four races off the bounce.

The person who wins the race in Paris is not just stronger than his rivals.

For the domestiques, it is not winning the race , but simply finishing, which is the height of their ambition.

scholarship

Karen won a scholarship and, like all of her siblings, got a college education.

He won a scholarship to Halifax Secondary School, sang in the church choir, and became a Scout.

With one small child to care for, she went on welfare, and soon won a scholarship to college.

Carrington worked hard, and with dedication, winning a scholarship .

He won a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford.

In 1862 he won a minor scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge, and graduated third wrangler in 1866.

seat

The separatists had won no seats at the last elections, in 1986.

Republicans defeated two incumbents and won eight open Democratic seats , four in the South.

They are expected to win some 100 seats straight off in the first round of voting, and the Socialists none.

The national party was formed in 1980, and it won twenty-seven seats in the national legislature in the 1983 election.

My old friend Roberta Fox won his seat in the state senate.

In this second round the candidate with most votes would win the constituency seat provided that participation was above 25 percent.

Mary Landrieu, D-La., won her seat by 5, 788 votes, squeaking by conservative State Rep.

support

Gbagbo won support in middle-class areas of the capital, and in the north-east of the country.

That cooperation was crucial for the Clinton administration to win congressional support to lift a wartime trade embargo and normalize diplomatic relations.

Last-minute concessions had been made to disaffected groups to win their support .

After all, President Reagan easily won support for his big tax cut in 1981 from a Democratic-controlled Congress.

One of his forebears could have won the support of Wilfrid.

Lake has won support from two key Republicans.

A minority administration should face little difficulty winning Liberal Democrat support for similar objectives.

They have articulated plans and goals and have won the support of voters.

team

Both teams have won twice in three outings and a keen, tightly contested struggle is in prospect.

Maybe the Bulls will be the first team in history to win 70 games.

Swindon will go wild if their ice hockey team win promotion to the Premier League.

And when one side emerges victorious, or appears to, their team has won .

Read in studio A team of schoolchildren has won a national endurance competition in which the disabled and able-bodied work together.

No team had won 70 games before this season, either.

I suppose it nice to criticise when you team keeps winning irrespective, though for how long more I can't say.

The Vikings beat the Raiders in overtime Sunday night, but in truth, neither team deserved to win .

title

Their men's team has won the Peroni South title .

And it's that devotion that's just won him the title of Britains most romantic top tycoon.

Clough won League titles with both Derby and Forest.

Ironically when Randalstown first won the league title two seasons Victorians again held the key to their title victory.

Hoping to win his third Olympic title , in Barcelona.

There were those who doubted that he would win even one major title .

tournament

I know he's won some tournaments but he is simply not Open material.

Starting early means starting fast for Jacobsen, who last year won two tournaments before February was half way through.

Jack won his tournament and we missed the cut at Muirfield Village.

Ballesteros had, after all, won sixty tournaments since 1976.

If Frazar is going to win his first tournament this would be the place.

During his career, he won 15 tournaments on the pro tour, the first in 1976 and the last in 1983.

I fancy Jimmy to go all the way and win the tournament .

If your team wins the tournament , you cash in.

victory

Hugo Chavez won a decisive victory over Francisco Arias in his bid for a six-year term as Venzuela's president.

January 18, 1977 Amlee, Cross, Hooton and Lininger win large victories in the recall election.

Aside from elections, Councils were able to use pressure to win victories for Nonconformity.

They had learned to speak, and so had won their first great victory over Time.

He had won his own victory .

Nixon, meanwhile, spoke and acted as if the United States had won a decisive victory under his command.

As the Daily Telegraph said in a leader: The Government has won a very important victory .

Even as it was, the Union general somehow concluded that he had won a considerable victory .

vote

Not many votes to be won down that road.

He noted that Wisconsin controls only 11 of the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency.

Yet, once the vote was won , it became clear that there was a long road ahead.

Perot did not carry a single state in 1992 and, as a result, did not win any electoral votes .

The vote was also won by Mr Wilkins.

With 223 House Republicans elected so far, the winner in a contested election would need 112 votes to win .

In this second round the candidate with most votes would win the constituency seat provided that participation was above 25 percent.

It takes 270 electoral votes to win .

war

If Clarke wins , the civil war will endure-with the leader advocating a position loathed by his own party.

So is Arizona winning this budding war for spring training sites?

Its roots were firmly tethered in the arms race generated by the desire to win the last World War .

But, if he loses the battle, he could win the war .

Perhaps he really believes that he can win a war in the Gulf.

Everyone was tired, and we decided that we would put off winning the war until tomorrow morning.

It is certainly much easier for them to win a great many individual battles than to win the war .

Turns out that Alice may have lost the battle, but she won the war .

■ VERB

expect

But that debate and subsequent decision has been put off until October, when supporters of ban expect to win .

We expect to win every game.

He no longer expects to win major tournaments but he settles for creating a noisy sensation in going as far as he can go.

Stanford, after all, was expected to win .

A little more than half way through the race no one could have expected Molina would win .

Very few people expect them to win , so they can go out and enjoy themselves.

Gingrich was expected to win reelection in his suburban Atlanta district.

fail

The 36-year-old blonde beauty was unable to hide her bitter disappointment at failing to win her libel action against the People.

Thus, Endacott emulated Andy Goodway's unwanted 1999 achievement in failing to win a trophy for Wigan.

The ruling party failed to win a majority in the parliamentary elections.

Manchester United fail to win the Championship for 25 years in a row, but attract the biggest crowds of all.

The United States has failed to win a gold medal in boxing only four times, the last being 1948.

In 1989, Renault failed not just to win an award but even to find a place among the shortlisted contenders.

When they failed to win , they left the Norwich church along with other New Lights.

help

The Charter's commitment to modern, open services will help them to win the respect that good service deserves.

The thing I have to do is keep my head up and keep working hard to help us win .

There is some evidence that this classic federal government approach is helping Bush win the support that he covets.

Mutual cooperation was undesirable from the generals' point of view, because it wasn't helping them to win the war.

Sunday, the 49ers changed, and it helped them win .

Also, Haines reckons that fair play has helped it win repeat orders.

He said he benched the two players to help win the game.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a winning streak

Can the firm extend a winning streak for a hundred years, without losing its high credit rating?

Clear as day - I was on a winning streak, I'd hit a seam.

Is this the start of a winning streak for Destefani and his in-line powered Strega?

It was Charlton who stopped a winning streak at the end of last season which cost Leicester automatic promotion.

Modern-day pirates have been on a winning streak.

Planting the seeds for a winning streak, right?

The victorious get to dream about a winning streak before being pummeled again the week after.

We still have four games left and we can still put together a winning streak.

convincing victory/win

After a convincing win in game 1 Kasparov fell prey to overconfidence, losing games 4 and 5.

If not a thoroughly convincing victory it further establishes Mason in the heavyweight division and his career will now take definite shape.

It is the convincing win the Ducks needed, and Jody is more relieved than happy.

Let's start preparing for a convincing win against Sheffield Utd.

Lets hope for a convincing win.

Pasok by-election victory Pasok secured a convincing victory in a by-election in the Athens B district on April 5.

Then, leading 12-4, Hall took three points running for a convincing victory.

earn/win your spurs

But thanks to Sheila, now you don't have to go all the way to Dodge City to win your spurs .

David had done absolutely nothing to earn his spurs when Samuel anointed him.

Now he has won his spurs , he can afford to recognise mistakes like that without fearing loss of face.

Pistoliers are young nobles who have yet to win their spurs and assume their rightful position as Knights of the Empire.

emphatic win/victory/defeat

But Warrington achieved an emphatic win over Widnes with a highly disciplined performance.

Cardiff recorded two emphatic victories in 24 hours, winning 9-2 against Whitley Warriors and 13-2 at Billingham.

It was an emphatic win and a remarkable turnaround in his fortunes.

get/win/score brownie points

sb/sth/it won't be long

win (sth)/beat sb fair and square

win/collect/take etc the wooden spoon

When he motioned for her to take the wooden spoon from him she did so, avoiding touching him at all costs.

win/lose by a whisker

Davidson won the election by a whisker .

He finished second in the 1988 Superstars, losing by a whisker in the final event.

In a race that was ultimately won by a whisker , the Powell effect may even have made the difference for Bush.

winning combination

A husband-and-wife gold medal-winning combination at the same Olympiad-now that is unique.

As for Batty's return, I'd say if all the team are playing well then don't change a winning combination .

Needless to say, it was a winning combination .

won't take no for an answer

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Chang won the first set but lost the next two.

Do you remember our first game of the season? We won 3-1.

Gandhi won the support of many liberals in England.

He went ahead of Nolan, winning by 15 seconds.

His book won the Pulitzer Prize for literature.

How much money did she win ?

I could never win an argument with my father.

It will take time to win her trust.

Milburn won a gold medal in the 1972 Olympics.

No-one really expected the Socialist Party to win .

She always wins at Scrabble.

The competition was won by a Nigerian student.

The court case has been dragging on for months, and it's increasingly unlikely that she'll win .

This was the first of many victories won by women's rights campaigners.

What would you do if you won $1 million?

who won the first Civil War?

Who do you think is going to win ?

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Eventually Jim wins a competition and the conductor is reinstated.

Gorelli, he'd won for a while, but now he was losing, and he was losing big.

Our guys were losing to win .

They play really smart ball and they often win championships, despite having a lineup which is somewhat less than imposing.

We expect to win every game.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

big

She's the sort of filly who deserves a big race win for she has been knocking on the door all season.

I kept looking for a big win , picking the right stock, stealing a big producer from the competition.

Flowers made an excellent save from Roy Keane three minutes later as United threatened to record a big win .

In fact, the bigger the wins , the harsher the criticism is likely to be.

Last season this was United's biggest home win of the season. 4-0.

He is the uneducated country underdog who takes on the bad guys from the big city and wins .

comfortable

It was at the village of Bampton, and Grye had a comfortable win .

It will be a major shock if Northern Ireland, despite losing skipper Alan McDonald, do not achieve a comfortable win .

The girls had a comfortable three length win over University College, Galway.

But with Rangers comfortable win over Dundee yesterday, Walter Smith's men erased some of the memories of last week.

McCluskey, a summer recruit from Portadown, scored two tries as Instonians came from behind for a comfortable win .

consecutive

Escude is one of his least favourite opponents, and has now notched up three consecutive wins over him.

They have 18 consecutive wins since then.

Flower power at Greenridge helped Albert Barron to his sixth consecutive win in the category for gardens not seen from the road.

In doing so they established a new serie B record with their eighth consecutive win , beating Lazio's previous record.

Swindon are looking for their third consecutive win .

Two consecutive wins and the signing of the year have lifted a great weight from the place.

That was especially true of Ipswich, searching for their sixth consecutive win .

After falling behind to Penrice's goal, struggling Palace rallied superbly to produce their second consecutive League win .

easy

The first one came after just 90 seconds. Easy win .

He is nevertheless expected to have an easy win in the Lyons constituency he has represented for the past 13 years.

Marcus Browning got it to send Hereford on the way to an easy win over Halifax Town.

He also had an easy win over John McKenna four years later - the tussle ending seven and six.

Radbroke Hall had an easy win at home to Langley, dismissing the visitors for 97 and reaching 102-4 themselves.

great

A great Bicester win 15 points to 6.

The people in Fresno thought it was a great win .

narrow

Durham had narrow one point win over Durham Ladies at Hartlepool yesterday.

Edinburgh survived a narrow 65-64 win over Bedford in their pool and went on to defeat surprise semi-finalists Heriot Watt 70-42.

And how little they realised the implications of such a narrow win .

A narrow win resulted in criticism.

A narrow win for Labour would add a further dose of poison.

successive

It is Liverpool's third successive win .

Derby, with six successive wins , could have both Blades and Goddard back after injury.

For Coulthard, the prospect of posting a third successive Silverstone win looks a forlorn hope at best after another disappointing race.

Sheffield United looked to be heading for their third successive home win when substitute Simon Milton found space on the right.

Emperor Charles bids to give Reading-based Chris Bennett his second successive win in the opening hunt race.

Boldon, on the other hand, have made a great start with three successive wins .

Only a six-year-old, Young Hustler is seeking his sixth successive win - and his eighth in all this season.

Northern, seeking their eighth successive League win , were caught cold by Castleford.

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cup

Remember it's getting close on 20 years since their last Currie Cup win .

Malvern have still to register a cup win despite reaching the final five times since 1966.

If the backs had taken all their chances, Quins might have beaten Gloucester's record 80-point Cup win over Exeter.

A first win in the group-and a first World Cup win since August 1996-seemed at hand.

The aftermath of the cup win was not without incident.

The 20-year-old loose forward's combination with Harris was devastating in the cup win at Castleford.

United had won promotion all the way to the 1st division, the Milk Cup win capping a glorious but brief revival.

home

Sheffield United looked to be heading for their third successive home win when substitute Simon Milton found space on the right.

Last season this was United's biggest home win of the season. 4-0.

league

It was United's first league win and their points of the new season.

Their last league win , 3-2 against Southend 8 weeks ago.

But what better place for Swindon to score their first league win of the season.

Stoke, still searching for a League win , recall £250,000 front-man Biggins, fit after knee surgery.

Northern, seeking their eighth successive League win , were caught cold by Castleford.

Southampton should have registered a club record seventh successive League win but failed to turn their general superiority into goals.

Ferguson's side have now managed only their eighth League win in 25 attempts this year.

In the fourth division Hereford scored their first league win of the year.

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record

Broken cheekbone Stowmarket recovered from their thrashing to record a 64-run win at home to Witham.

Flowers made an excellent save from Roy Keane three minutes later as United threatened to record a big win .

Miss Bothway recorded her first win between the flags for two years at High Easter on Saturday.

Slaven's two first-half goals lifted the game and Middlesbrough went on to record their highest win of the season.

Quins led 20-7 at the break, but Rugby scored 22 points in the second half to record their second league win .

score

But Schuey was in top form and the triple world beater always looked odds-on to score his fifth win on the trot.

They also hold the League's record score a 21-0 win over North Skelton Rovers in 1895.

Tillingham scored their first win of the campaign against a strong Hatfield Peverel side, with Wilkin the hero making 61.

Meanwhile, Stuart Easton waited until the final round of the year to score his maiden win on the Vimto Honda 125.

Lisa Ashdown scored a useful win over the new junior boys' champion Paul Davison.

seal

Watson dropped shots down the stretch, while Levi completed a round of 69 that sealed a four-shot win over Payne Stewart.

An own goal and a Freeman effort sealed Nova's win , despite a late Hope Farm goal.

Paul Brooker gave the Seagulls the lead and Bobby Zamora sealed the win with his 21st of the season.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

I/we won't eat you

a winning streak

Can the firm extend a winning streak for a hundred years, without losing its high credit rating?

Clear as day - I was on a winning streak, I'd hit a seam.

Is this the start of a winning streak for Destefani and his in-line powered Strega?

It was Charlton who stopped a winning streak at the end of last season which cost Leicester automatic promotion.

Modern-day pirates have been on a winning streak.

Planting the seeds for a winning streak, right?

The victorious get to dream about a winning streak before being pummeled again the week after.

We still have four games left and we can still put together a winning streak.

convincing victory/win

After a convincing win in game 1 Kasparov fell prey to overconfidence, losing games 4 and 5.

If not a thoroughly convincing victory it further establishes Mason in the heavyweight division and his career will now take definite shape.

It is the convincing win the Ducks needed, and Jody is more relieved than happy.

Let's start preparing for a convincing win against Sheffield Utd.

Lets hope for a convincing win.

Pasok by-election victory Pasok secured a convincing victory in a by-election in the Athens B district on April 5.

Then, leading 12-4, Hall took three points running for a convincing victory.

earn/win your spurs

But thanks to Sheila, now you don't have to go all the way to Dodge City to win your spurs .

David had done absolutely nothing to earn his spurs when Samuel anointed him.

Now he has won his spurs , he can afford to recognise mistakes like that without fearing loss of face.

Pistoliers are young nobles who have yet to win their spurs and assume their rightful position as Knights of the Empire.

emphatic win/victory/defeat

But Warrington achieved an emphatic win over Widnes with a highly disciplined performance.

Cardiff recorded two emphatic victories in 24 hours, winning 9-2 against Whitley Warriors and 13-2 at Billingham.

It was an emphatic win and a remarkable turnaround in his fortunes.

get/win/score brownie points

he/she won't bite

Well, go and ask him if he can help you - he won't bite !

it won't/wouldn't kill sb (to do something)

It wouldn't kill you to do the dishes.

sb won't thank you (for doing sth)

sb/sth/it won't be long

seal a victory/win/match

Andy Cole's first international goal sealed victory in injury time.

He then supplied the finishing touch to a 32-pass move to seal victory.

sth doesn't/won't wash (with sb)

sth won't/doesn't hurt

The house looks pretty good, but a fresh paint job wouldn't hurt either.

win (sth)/beat sb fair and square

win/collect/take etc the wooden spoon

When he motioned for her to take the wooden spoon from him she did so, avoiding touching him at all costs.

win/lose by a whisker

Davidson won the election by a whisker .

He finished second in the 1988 Superstars, losing by a whisker in the final event.

In a race that was ultimately won by a whisker , the Powell effect may even have made the difference for Bush.

won't take no for an answer

won't/can't have sth

won't/wouldn't hear of it

you won't catch me doing sth

You won't catch me ironing his shirts!

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a 2-0 win over their oldest rivals

A couple from London are celebrating a big lottery win .

It was an important win for Manchester United.

The Broncos opened the season with 12 wins in their first 13 games.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Although I have a soft spot for him after his super-game Hennessy win , he does not appeal greatly as 7-2 favourite.

Counting on some momentum from his win over Gramm in Louisiana, but has little organization and money in Iowa.

Czechoslovakia reached the quarter-finals on the dubious claim of one win and three draws.

McCain's win changes many things, both for himself and for Bush.

Newton Aycliffe after disappointing recently at last returned to winning form with a 3-0 win over relegation candidates Usworth Village.

The hamstring pull which put Lydon out of the Test series was sustained in the closing minutes of a 50-4 win over Chorley.

Those Republican wins came two years after Clinton carried Ohio against Bush.

Will the Warriors put together a modest winning streak with a win over their northern California rivals?

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