Translation of win in Spanish:
transitive verb present participle winning past tense & past participle won
- 1 (gain)(prize/medal/title)
granjearse(victory)it took me a while to win their confidence
conseguirme llevó un tiempo ganarme su confianzaher first novel won the acclaim of the criticssu primera novela tuvo una excelente acogida por parte de la críticathis won her a place on the national teamesto le valió un puesto en el equipo nacionaltheir perseverance won them universal admirationsu perseverancia les granjeó or les valió la admiración de todosthe Conservatives won 287 seatslos conservadores obtuvieron 287 escaños [formal]vote-winning tacticsmaniobras para obtener votosthe contract has been won by a British firmel contrato le ha sido adjudicado a una empresa británicato win somebody's heart
una empresa británica ha conseguido el contratoconquistar el corazón de alguiento win something
fromo [colloquial] offsomebodythey've won business from their competitorsle han quitado clientes a la competenciashe won £50 off me at cardsme ganó 50 libras jugando a las cartasto win something backrecuperar algoExample sentences
- There have been reports of Welsh students even going as far as entering wet t-shirt contests to win prize money so they can pay their rent.
- This is said to be the first such endeavour in Kerala, in which passengers stand to win prizes.
- Remember, the youth member who collects the most lids wins the prize.
- However, he will bring fresh thinking to the party's efforts to win support.
- However one British expert claimed previous efforts by him to win support for such work had fallen on deaf ears.
- She also experienced reps regularly taking young doctors out for boozy meals in an effort to win their favour.
- 2 (be victorious in)(war/race/bet/competition/election)you can't win them all
ganarno se puede pretender ganarlas todas
- 3 (extract)to win something
fromsomething(minerals)100 square miles of green fields won from the desert
sacar or extraer algo
dealgo100 millas cuadradas de campos verdes ganadas al desiertoExample sentences
- Since excavations began at Loy Yang in 1982, the large numbers speak for themselves with 398 million m3 of coal (or 446 million tonnes of coal) being won.
intransitive verb present participle winning past tense & past participle won
- they're winning 3-1van ganando 3 a 1to win
atsomething(at cards/billiards/golf)to win
aalgo bysomethingganarthey won by 15 points poralgoganaron por 15 puntosOK, you win! [colloquial]está bien, como tú digasyou can't win!¡no hay caso!you just can't win with these people¡no hay caso con esta gente!to win big (American English)ganar por mucho
barrer [colloquial]Example sentences
- If successful in winning the race to stage the 2012 Olympics, she said the repercussions would be felt far outside London.
- The Irish team had a very successful outing in winning the tournament.
- Named player of the championship, he was one of the victorious Army team that won the championship.
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