win away

win someone away (from someone or something)

to convince someone to dissociate from someone or something. We were not able to win Christine away from her strange ideas. We tried to win her away but failed.
See also: away, win
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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