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1485, Sir Thomas Malory, ''Le Morte Darthur'', Book IV:
- For and we doo bataille we two wyl fyghte with one knyȝt at ones / and therfore yf ye wille fyghte soo we wille be redy at what houre ye wille assigne / And yf ye wynne vs in bataille the lady shal haue her landes ageyne / ye say wel sayd sir Vwayne / therfor make yow redy so that ye be here to morne in the defence of the ladyes ryght
To reach some destination or object, despite difficulty or toil (now usually intransitive, with preposition or locative adverb).
c. 17th century, unknown author, ''The Baron of Brackley'' (traditional folk song)
- I well may gang out, love, but I'll never win home.
(RQ:Spenser Faerie Queene)
1886, Robert Louis Stevenson, ''Kidnapped''
- “Has he nae friends?” said she, in a tearful voice.“That has he so!” cried Alan, “if we could but win to them!—friends and rich friends, beds to lie in, food to eat, doctors to see to him—and here he must tramp in the dubs and sleep in the heather like a beggarman.”
To gain (a prize) by succeeding in competition or contest.
To obtain (someone) by wooing; to make an ally or friend of (frequently with ''over'').
1589, Sir (w), ''(w)''
- Thy virtue won me; with virtue preserve me.
1591, (w), ''(w)'', Act V, Scene 3
- She is a woman; therefore to be won.
(quote-book)|title=(w)|volume=II|section=chapter 14| passage=Mr. Weston seems an excellent creature—quite a first-rate favourite with me already, I assure you. And she appears so truly good—there is something so motherly and kind-hearted about her, that it wins upon one directly.
To achieve victory.
To obtain (something desired).
To cause a victory for someone.
To extract (ore, coal, etc.)(R:Raymond Glossar).
''Our first win of the season put us in high spirits.''
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