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winner

noun [C] uk   /ˈwɪn.ər/ us    //
A2 someone who wins a game, competition, or election: There'll be a prize for the winner. The winner of this match will play Pires in the semifinals. And to find out who are the lucky winners of our competition, Samantha is going to draw some names out of the bag.
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Winners and losers
(US also game-winner) informal in sport, a goal or point that causes a player or team to win a game: Neil Eaves scored the winner in the last minute of the match.Scoring, winning and losing in sportWinning and defeatingLosing and being defeated informal something that is extremely successful and popular: That lemon tart was a winner, wasn't it? I think they're onto a winner with this latest product (= it will succeed).Good and excellent things
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