win noun

ADJ. big, comfortable, convincing, decisive, easy, emphatic, handsome, resounding, runaway | last-gasp, narrow An extra-time penalty gave Barcelona a last-gasp win over Chelsea. | five-point, nine-wicket, single-shot, two-goal, etc. | hard-earned, hard-fought | deserved, well-earned | excellent, fine, great, impressive | thrilling | improbable, remarkable, shock, unexpected | famous People still talk about the famous win against Brazil. | away, home | cup final, league, semi-final, etc. | Democrat, Labour, etc.

VERB + WIN claim, chalk up, gain, have, notch (up), record, score We've had three successive wins in the National League. Torino notched up a 2?1 win at Lazio. | cruise to, romp to, sweep to Woods romped to a 12-shot win in the Open. | deserve, earn | give sb | celebrate

WIN + VERB come His only big win came in the French Open ten years ago. | keep sb, lift sb, put sb, take sb Williams's straight-sets win puts her through to the semi-final.

PREP. without a ~ They've gone four games without a win. | ~ against/over Liverpool gained a thrilling 5?4 win over Glenavon.

PHRASES a no-win situation She was in a no-win situation, taking the blame for things she did not have the power to change.

win verb

ADV. comfortably, convincingly, easily, hands down, handsomely, outright The French team won hands down. | narrowly She narrowly won the first race. | duly He duly won, but was then sidelined by a leg injury. | unexpectedly | eventually, finally

VERB + WIN deserve to We didn't deserve to win?we played very badly. | hope to | be expected to, be tipped to, expect to The actress is tipped to win an Oscar for her performance. | be likely to | be going to Who do you think is going to win? | manage to | fail to The far right party failed to win a single seat. | help (to), help sb (to) qualities which help win business and motivate staff

PREP. against They stand a good chance of winning against their league rivals. | at I never win at tennis. | by She won the race by 40 metres. | on The match was eventually won on penalties.

PHRASES be capable of winning (sth) There are a lot of teams capable of winning the title. | be confident of winning (sth), a chance of winning (sth), a chance to win sth the chance to win the holiday of a lifetime | succeed in winning sth He succeeded in winning their confidence.

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