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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


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


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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