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win at

1. To be victorious in some competitive event or activity. I don't normally win at debates like these, but I felt really confident and well prepared. My parents always let us win at board games when we were really little.
2. To earn some kind of prize or reward at a competitive event or activity. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "win" and "at." I won a stuffed bear at the target-shooting game at the state fair. He won a nice little sum of money at the national spelling bee.
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win something at something

to win a prize in some sort of competition. I won this silly doll at the ring-toss game. Did you win anything at the fair?
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win at something

to triumph at some competition. Will I ever be able to win at golf? She always wins at poker.
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win at

v.
To achieve victory in some activity or event: I usually win at chess. I used to be good at poker, but now I can't win at any card games at all.
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"After that we practically won everything at Liverpool and we want to win something at Villa."
"We want to win and if we win something at the end we will say we had a good year.
Middlesbrough-born Mr Shayler said: "After all the disasters, it's good to win something at last.