win/steal/capture one's heart

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of win/steal/capture one's heart

:to cause another person to feel love for one
  • He was determined to win/steal/capture her heart.

Word by Word Definitions

win play
  1. : to get possession of by effort or fortune

  2. : to obtain by work : earn

  3. : to gain in or as if in battle or contest

  1. : victory

steal play
  1. : to take the property of another wrongfully and especially as a habitual or regular practice

  2. : to come or go secretly, unobtrusively, gradually, or unexpectedly

  3. : to steal or attempt to steal a base

  1. : the act or an instance of stealing

  2. : a fraudulent or questionable political deal

  3. : bargain

capture play
  1. : an act or instance of capturing: such as

  2. : an act of catching, winning, or gaining control by force, stratagem, or guile

  3. : a move in a board game (such as chess or checkers) that gains an opponent's piece

  1. : to take captive

  2. : to gain or win especially through effort

  3. : to emphasize, represent, or preserve (something, such as a scene, mood, or quality) in a more or less permanent form

heart play
  1. : a hollow muscular organ of vertebrate animals that by its rhythmic contraction acts as a force pump maintaining the circulation of the blood

  2. : a structure in an invertebrate animal functionally analogous to the vertebrate heart

  3. : breast, bosom

  1. : love:2

  2. : hearten

  3. : to fix in the heart


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