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win someone or something back (from someone or something)

to regain someone or something from someone or something. I hope to win the money I lost back from the other poker players. We were not able to win Sally back from the cult. We won back everything. We won back Sally.
See also: back, win

win back

v.
To regain, through effort or contest, something or someone that one has lost or no longer has: My friend is at the casino, trying to win back what he lost last night. Her boyfriend left her, but she's sure she will win him back.
See also: back, win
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Anand said 53 winners will be randomly selected from a draw to win back their total international purchases up to QR25,000, while three winners will win back their spends up to QR25,000, including 10 winners (up to QR10,000) and 40 winners (up to QR5,000).
RIM needs to do a lot of work to win back customers as many have left RIM and moved to iPhone and Android.
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Paul Thorman: "Filly could win back much of her cost"
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But if they win back their cards it will be a massive wake-up call.
Emirates NBD announced today that it will be offering clients a chance to win back their remittance amount when they remit money in any of the foreign currencies listed with the bank, through its fast and efficient online banking or any of its branches.
MIDDLESBROUGH V MAN CITY TODAY 3PM: Stuart Pearce has admitted Manchester City have 10 matches to avoid relegation and win back their long-suffering fans.
And now you want to cuddle up with them again because they carefully chose Ellen DeGeneres to host the show in hopes they could win back their large gay audience.
Two Conservative candidates aiming to win back formerly safe Midland seats have backed David Cameron's mission statement.
Democrats have formed a new 527 fundraising group, Majority Action, in an attempt to win back the House.
Singaporeans began voting in a parliamentary election on Saturday where the ruling People's Action Party, which has ruled the country for more than 40 years, is seeking to win back the only two opposition-held seats in a bid for a total victory.
In the end the party gained just one seat in Sunderland despite repeated pledges from Mr Cameron that the Tories under his stewardship would win back cities across the North.
The troubled twosome scheme to win back Lance's ex.
Garrett would undoubtedly argue--as have conservatives such as Fred Barnes and David Brooks--that Democrats engage in scorched-earth tactics at their own peril; that they must present a clear governing agenda if they are to win back the public's favor and win back the Congress.