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win

verb

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1 to achieve victory (as in a contest)
  • the kind of person who always has to win—even if the game is just for fun

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2 to receive as return for effort
  • win a gold medal in swimming

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3 to obtain (as a goal) through effort
  • won a substantial victory in the struggle for civil rights for all

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win

noun

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an instance of defeating an enemy or opponent
  • a team with 12 wins and two losses

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“Win.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/win. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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