win back

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win back

To re-earn or regain someone or something through a new, successful competitive effort. A noun or pronoun is used between "win" and "back." The team is hoping to win back their championship title next week. He vowed to do whatever it takes to win his ex-wife back.
See also: back, win

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
References in classic literature ?
For myself, I'll keep her old picture in my mind; and thinking of that, and what has altered her, I'll stand her friend, and try to win her back to peace.
Now I'm doing everything to win her back and we are seeing each other almost regularly again.
After being rejected by her as well, Chad may then decide that no matter how much Abigail resists, he will win her back, and will start working on a plan to win her over.
Five years later, he realises his mistake and tries to win her back, just as she looks set to settle down with someone else.
Her face drops when Neil says he's turned down his latest overseas job and will be sticking around to try and win her back. Which, to be honest, is not only thick-skinned of Neil but just plain thick.
And what would be the best thing to do - should I stop all contact with her and try to move forward or keep fighting to win her back? I feel totally bereft.
EMMERDALE (ITV) NOT only has Eric set up The Valerie Pollard Foundation in his estranged wife's honour, he's also planning to take part in a charity skydive - surely that's a grand enough gesture to finally win her back? Maybe not, as Val is overwhelmed by the scale of event, and accuses her husband of making the day all about him.
Arnold is desperate to win her back, mostly because he realises he can't live without her, and partly because he doesn't have the political clout without her.
To win her back, Berke joins the school production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream." That's when he discovers a real dream-come-true.
DEFIANT Rachel Hunter brushes aside a desperate bid by husband Rod Stewart to win her back.
According to a new report, the rapper has been sending text messages to the singer in an attempt to win her back.
But after almost bankrupting Stella and cheating on her with temptress Sunita, he's deluded if he thinks a grovelling apology and a bunch of red roses are enough to pry her out of toy boy Jason's arms, let alone win her back. So how will he fare when he turns to kidnap, theft, arson and threatening women?
DON'T know if you can win her back. Maybe all you can do is try hard to win back her trust.
Sources have revealed that Joel is completely distraught over the June break-up, and he's doing everything he can to win her back.
A businessman was behind bars today after hatching a plot to kidnap his ex-girlfriend Susan Lowbridge in a bid to win her back.