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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But following a summer switch to Merseyside-born trainer Donald McCain's Bankhouse stables in Cheshire, Cloudy Dream can make his debut for his new yard a winning one back at Aintree.
Smart over hurdles and fences in his time with Philip Hobbs, the 10-year-old has been restricted to just one start at his new Pond House base, a winning one back in October last year.
There was an early boost for Labour leaders when the party took all three seats in Longford, winning one back from an Independent.