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English noun: win

1. win (event) a victory (as in a race or other competition)


SamplesHe was happy to get the win.


Broader (hypernym)triumph, victory


Narrower (hyponym)first-place finish

2. win (possession) something won (especially money)


Synonymsprofits, winnings


Broader (hypernym)financial gain


Antonymslosings, losses


English verb: win

1. win (competition) be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious


SamplesHe won the Gold Medal in skating.
Our home team won.
Win the game.


ExamplesThey win


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Narrower (hyponym)carry, carry, prevail, romp, sweep, take, take the cake, triumph


Entailcompete, contend, vie


Antonymslose

2. win (possession) win something through one's efforts


SamplesI acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese.
Gain an understanding of international finance.


ExamplesThey win the money


Synonymsacquire, gain


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Broader (hypernym)acquire, get


Narrower (hyponym)cozen


Antonymslose

3. win (competition) obtain advantages, such as points, etc.


SamplesThe home team was gaining ground.
After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference.


Synonymsadvance, gain, gain ground, get ahead, make headway, pull ahead


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Narrower (hyponym)hit, rack up, score, steal, tally


Antonymsfall behind, recede, drop off, fall back, lose

4. win (social) attain success or reach a desired goal


SamplesThe enterprise succeeded.
We succeeded in getting tickets to the show.
She struggled to overcome her handicap and won.


Synonymsbring home the bacon, come through, deliver the goods, succeed


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Narrower (hyponym)accomplish, achieve, act, arrive, attain, bring off, carry off, clear, get in, go far, hit, hit the jackpot, luck out, make it, make it, manage, nail, nail down, negociate, pan out, pass, pass, peg, pull off, reach, run, work


Entailassay, attempt, essay, seek, try


Antonymsgo wrong, miscarry, fail









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