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win

win

 
pronunciation:
wIn
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part of speech: verb
inflections: wins, winning, won
definition 1: to do the best or come first in a game.
Our team won the game.
 
similar words:
overcome
definition 2: to get or obtain through great effort.
The people won their freedom after the revolution.
synonyms:
earn, get
similar words:
gain, obtain, realize
derivation: winnable (adj.)
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Win comes from an Old English word that means "to struggle for or work at."
Word Builder: win +
  • winner:
    a person who has won a game or contest.
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  game, sport