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Verb: win (won,winning)  win
  1. Be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious
    "He won the Gold Medal in skating"; "Our home team won"; "Win the game"
     
  2. Acquire something through effort
    "I won a passing knowledge of Chinese";
    - acquire, gain
     
  3. Obtain advantages, such as points, etc.
    "The home team was winning ground";
    - gain, advance, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain ground
     
  4. Attain success or reach a desired goal
    "she struggled to overcome her handicap and won";
    - succeed, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods
Noun: win  win
  1. A victory (as in a race or other competition)
    "he was happy to get the win"
     
  2. Something won (especially money)
    "a major portion of the win";
    - winnings, profits

Sounds like: wicker, whicker, a, wi

Derived forms: won, wins, winning

Type of: acquire, financial gain, get, triumph, victory

Antonym: lose

Encyclopedia: Win, Lose or Die