Definition of 'win'
Video: pronunciation of 'win'
Example sentences containing 'win'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
You are giving up the certainty of getting little for the chance of winning something bigger. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She won the competition four months ago and has had to sit on the secret since then. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The only way to help the housing crisis is by winning elections. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The political centre still makes sense as an idea and it is still where victory is won. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The first is the battle to win a deeper public understanding. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It was a first win on the road this season and a first clean sheet. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is a big win and hopefully we can crack on from it. The Sun (2016)If you think that you can go and win on something, you can. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This poor effort made it no wins in eight and no goals in four for Bolton. The Sun (2016)He sees a bigger budget, the chance to buy better players and win something. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It would be great to win something. The Sun (2010)The picture will also be entered in our monthly competition to win a holiday. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The presidential heir apparent has not won the election yet. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Who will win battle to stay up? Times, Sunday Times (2014)We need to win eight of our last ten games to have any chance of staying up. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You win by gaining more territory than your opponent. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Imagine winning the local lottery first prize of five thousand pounds. Coping with Angina (1990)Their three wins were a triumph for high quality and organised management. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Winning your first match on the tour is a big deal. The Sun (2016)If he had stayed fit we would probably have won something by now. The Sun (2016)He was the man to win an election. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They want to be direct and win that ego battle by rolling over the top of you. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He was out walking his dogs a few hours before turning up to win at his local track. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Their act won the competition for which the prize was a week's tour. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Those whose citizens live in peace and don't have to die in wars and win triumphs? Times, Sunday Times (2008)Players want to win something, so do the fans. The Sun (2015)Conventional wisdom says that it's almost impossible to have a team racing for both sprint wins and overall victory. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Who won the big fight? Times, Sunday Times (2011)When he called her to tell her that he had won a big photography prize she was thrilled and planned a party with friends that weekend. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The City game would be the last they would lose all season as they embarked on a run of eight wins and two draws. The Sun (2013)WOLVES ended a run of eight games without victory with a win over fellow strugglers Wigan. The Sun (2012)This is harder but he is ahead of the handicapper and can gain his FOURTH win of the year. The Sun (2006)Not series win, but Test win. Times, Sunday Times (2015)How long ago that Test win in Jamaica now feels. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Trends of 'win'
Very Common. win is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage over:
Translations for 'win'
British English: win /wɪn/ VERB
If you win something such as a competition, battle, or argument, you defeat those people you are competing or fighting against, or you do better than everyone else involved.
He does not have any realistic chance of winning the election.
The top four teams all won.
- American English: win
- Arabic: يَفُوزُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: vencer
- Chinese: 赢得
- Croatian: pobijediti
- Czech: vyhrát
- Danish: vinde
- Dutch: winnen
- European Spanish: ganar vencer
- Finnish: voittaa
- French: gagner concours
- German: gewinnen
- Greek: κερδίζω
- Italian: vincere
- Japanese: 勝つ
- Korean: 이기다
- Norwegian: vinne
- Polish: wygrać
- European Portuguese: vencer
- Romanian: a câștiga
- Russian: побеждать
- Spanish: ganar Obtener lo que se disputa
- Swedish: vinna
- Thai: ชนะ
- Turkish: kazanmak
- Ukrainian: перемагати
- Vietnamese: chiến thắng
Definition of win from the Collins English Dictionary
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
5 unusual words & phrases to upgrade your World Cup 2018 banter
Impress your friends, family and colleagues with this unusual collection of football lingo.
VAR, planebae & a peng sort: July’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this July with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.