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win
[wɪn]
noun
1. victoria (f) triunfo (m)
verbo transitivo (pt & pp won [wʌn])
2. ganar (battle, race, prize, election); obtener, ganar (popularity, recognition); ganarse (confidence, love); obtener, sacar (parliamentary seat)
  • to win an argument salir victorioso(a) en una discusión
  • to win money off or from somebody ganarle dinero a alguien
  • you can't win them all, you win some you lose some (familiar) a veces se gana y a veces se pierde
intransitive verb
3. ganar
  • you (just) can't win (familiar) no hay forma de salir ganando
  • OK, you win! de acuerdo or vale, tú ganas (español de España)
win [wɪn] won (past)
noun
victoria (f); triunfo (m)
another win for Castroforte otra victoria or otro triunfo para el Castroforte; their fifth win in a row su quinta victoria consecutiva; su quinto triunfo consecutivo
it was a convincing win for France
last Sunday's win against or over Pakistan la victoria del domingo frente a or sobre Pakistán; to back a horse for a win apostar dinero por un caballo para que gane la/una carrera
Arsenal's dismal league run of eight games without a win the voters gave a narrow win to Vargas Llosa to [have] a win almost changed their numbers last week because they hadn't had a win for a year
I had a win on the lottery gané la lotería
they had a run of wins in December to [play] for a win he plays for the win, he attacks much more than Karpov
transitive verb
1 (be victorious in) [+competition, bet, war, election] ganar
he does not have any realistic chance of winning the election when Napoleon was winning his great battles in Italy the NCAA basketball championship was won by North Carolina they believed that better economic news would win Mr Bush the election Graham is more determined than ever to win the club its third Championship
you can't win them all no siempre se puede ganar
to win the day (Mil) triunfar; triunfar; imponerse
he receives word by carrier pigeon that /Wellington has won the day at Waterloo/
pragmatism will probably win the day al final triunfará or se impondrá el pragmatismo
Manchester United are confident Yorkshire grit will win the day after two exhausting hours, fatigue won the day the Government won the day with a formal show of hands at the end of the debate
the government finally won the day after a heated debate finalmente el gobierno triunfó or se impuso tras un debate acalorado
2 (be awarded) [+cup, award, prize, title] ganar; [+contract, order] obtener; conseguir
imagine that you have won £25,000 on the pools mum has just won a microwave cooker in a competition the party failed to win any seats the first correct entry wins the prize she won bronze for England in the European Championships she won second prize in a baby show
the party won a convincing victory at the polls el partido consiguió or obtuvo una victoria convincente en las elecciones
her son won a scholarship to a grammar school moves to win the support of the poor British Aerospace has won an order worth 340 million dollars
3 (obtain) [+pay rise, promotion] conseguir; ganarse; [+support, friendship, recognition] ganarse; [+metal, ore] extraer;from de
nurses have won a 6 per cent pay rise she finally won the recognition she deserved
how to win friends and influence people cómo ganarse amigos e influenciar a las personas
to win a name/reputation for o.s. to win o.s. a name/reputation to win sb's respect/confidence
to win a reputation for honesty granjearse or ganarse una reputación de persona honrada; to win sb sth: it won him first prize le valió or le ganó el primer premio; this manoeuvre won him the time he needed esta maniobra le ganó el tiempo que necesitaba
his essay won him a trip to France
to win sth from sb ganar algo a algn; he won five pounds from her at cards le ganó cinco libras jugando a cartas; new land won from the marshes nuevas tierras ganadas a los pantanos
this idea is unlikely to win any support [from] the government we have struggled to win acceptance from the medical establishment the law would make it easier for women and minority workers to win damages from their employers for discrimination their people hoped to win freedom from their oppressors to win glory to win sb's favour to win sb's love/respect/confidence the party's failure to win mass support among the working class
to win sb's hand (in marriage) obtener la mano de algn (en matrimonio) (formal); to win sb's heart conquistar a algn
we must win the hearts of the new generation
to win sb to one's cause ganar a algn para la causa de uno; atraer a algn a la causa de uno
4 (reach) [+shore] llegar a; alcanzar; [+goal] conseguir
he won his way to the top of his profession (a base de trabajar duro) consiguió llegar a la cima de su profesión
5 (Mil) (capture) tomar
the Germans never won Leningrad
intransitive verb
(in war, sport, competition) ganar
who's winning? ¿quién va ganando?; go in and win! ¡a ganar!; he has a good chance of winning tiene muchas posibilidades de hacerse con la victoria or de ganar; OK, you win vale, ganas tú
she's up against the Establishment - she can't win
Evans won 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 Evans ganó 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
Real Madrid won 2-0 to win [at] sth
she always wins at cards siempre gana a las cartas
cricket really is important to them - or, at least, winning at cricket is
to win by a head/a length ganar por una cabeza/un largo; to play to win jugar a ganar
if you play to win, you will have more fun and excitement I hate losing - I play to win we both play hard and we play to win
you can't win
whatever you say, you're always wrong, you can't win digas lo que digas, ellos siempre tienen razón, ¡no hay manera!
either you give in or you lose your job - you can't win if you're too assertive they regard you as an aggressive hysterical woman - I mean, you can't win!
to win hands down ganar de forma aplastante
Verb Conjugations for ganar
Gerund: ganando
Participle: ganado
Indicative
PresentPreteritImperfectConditionalFuture
yoganoganéganabaganaríaganaré
ganasganasteganabasganaríasganarás
él/ella/Ud.ganaganóganabaganaríaganará
nosotrosganamosganamosganábamosganaríamosganaremos
vosotrosganáisganasteisganabaisganaríaisganaréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.gananganaronganabanganaríanganarán
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