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 ?
Farewell, poor mother, you shall see your little child again, if Fairy power can win him back." And with these cheering words Ripple sprang into the sea; while, smiling through her tears, the woman watched the gentle Spirit, till her bright crown vanished in the waves.
When Richard turns his eyes upon me then, there may be something lying on my breast more eloquent than I have been, with greater power than mine to show him his true course and win him back."
Not only is Sally (Courtney Hope) already hoping to win him over, Hope (Annika Noelle) is back in town as well, and while she initially seemed keen on helping him and Steffy out, she now also knows why Liam left his pregnant wife, and could be motivated to use it to win him back too.
London, May 15 (ANI): Hollywood socialite Jordan has reportedly sent her estranged husband Peter Andre a string of begging text messages in a bid to win him back.
She's beside herself and wants to win him back, but he's not having any of it at the moment," the Sun quoted one of Peters' pals as saying.
She tries to win him back after he achieves fame, but Eden realizes her love is false.
As Phyllis stews about the possibility of sabotage to her romance back in Genoa City, Billy will be ecstatic in L.A., and won't realize that he's potentially falling into a trap Victoria has set to try and win him back because he's happy with how things have been turning out since they got there.