Win - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |wɪn|  American pronunciation of the word win
Brit.  |wɪn|  British pronunciation of the word win
irregular verb:  p.t. — won  p.p. — won


- a victory (as in a race or other competition)
- something won (especially money) (syn: profits, winnings)


- be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious
- win something through one's efforts(syn: acquire, gain)
- obtain advantages, such as points, etc.(syn: advance, gain)
- attain success or reach a desired goal (syn: succeed)
- acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions (syn: earn, garner)


The boxer won the match by knockout.

He won't give up until he's won the argument.

Neither candidate won the debate.

We tried our best, but you can't win them all.

They played well, but they didn't win.

The chances of winning are 1 in 100,000.

It's not about winning or losing. It's about having fun.

She won a tennis trophy.

Her book won the Pulitzer Prize.

She won praise for her hard work.

A pitcher with 15 wins

Their win over the first place team was unexpected.

The home team has won.

He won the first prize in the contest.

He wanted to win their sympathy.

Phrasal verbs

win over  — make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something

Word forms

I/you/we/they: win
he/she/it: wins
present participle: winning
past tense: won
past participle: won
singular: win
plural: wins
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