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win

verb
 
 
/wɪn/ (winning, won, won)
[I or T] to be the best in a situation where several people, organizations, etc. are competing: If she scores the next point, she'll have won. He won the election by 2,385 votes.win an argument/battle Graves won the battle for control of the organization. His barristers said he had no chance of winning this case. win easily/handily/decisively
[T] to succeed in getting something that other people, organizations, etc. are also trying to get: win an award/contract/order The UK property firm is favourite to win the contract for the bank's new head office.win sb sth The big question is whether her actions will win her votes.
[T] to receive approval, support, etc. for something, especially when you have made a big effort to get it: win (sb's) approval/support/confidence The property tycoon has won the support of shareholders.win sth from sb The proposed merger broke down last week after failing to win approval from the US government.
[I] to get advantages from a situation: When we use green technology, we all win with a cleaner environment as well as jobs growth.
→  See also award-winning , win-win , win sb over , win sb/sth back
(Definition of win verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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