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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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JOHN NICOLSON EAST DUNBARTONSHIRE Majority - 2167 Lib Dems are desperate to win back seat that used to be held by Jo Swinson.
With no queues, no fees and 24-hour availability, the new online and mobile banking campaign not only allows customers to conduct secure, fast and simple money transfer transactions, but it also gives them a chance to win back valuable cash prizes.
Mashreq Cardmembers can also look forward to win back their weekly shopping spends whereby one lucky Cardmember every week will win back up to AED 5,000 until the end of the promotion period.
Air Arabia, a UAE-based low-cost airline, has announced a new promotion offering passengers the chance to win back the cost of their ticket.
Sharjah-based budget carrier Air Arabia on Saturday launched a unique promotion offering passengers the chance to win back the cost of their ticket.
With the yearling bonus it's feasible she could win back a lot of her cost within a day of going under the hammer.
It yesterday unveiled a new personal loan scheme offering customers a chance to win back a year's instalment free in addition to benefiting from the lower interest rate.
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.
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov begins, on 9 September, his first visit to Brussels to win back the confidence of the European Commission, which has frozen millions of euro in aid as the result of his predecessor's failure to combat crime and corruption.
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.