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
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He has the chance to win one back when he takes on Nurmagomeodv and added: "I am ruthless; I am coming to put a hole into this man's skull and dig my knuckle into his orbital bone.
But Leish told me last week I'd get the chance to win one back from his own Chateau Lochgelly collection next season.
After giving a couple of checkrides, my chance came to win one back for the JOPA.
To win one back to back sets you apart." Veteran Greg Norman's challenge faded and he finished nine over, but he said: "I have been ahead and lost Majors before on the last day, but this is not as disappointing."
"Yeah we'd like to win one, we haven't done it for two or three years now so it would be nice to win one back and stay in the front door now all the way to Croke Park," the 31-year-old admitted.