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win out over (someone or something)

To defeat or prevail over someone or something, as in a competition, contest, or poll. We had a vote, and my design for the yearbook cover won out over all the others! I'm still in disbelief that our team won out over the reigning champions. No one thought we even stood a chance! I firmly believe that good will always win out over evil in the end.
See also: out, over, win
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win (out) (over someone or something)

to defeat someone or something. I hope our team wins out over you guys. Good teamwork always wins out.
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Opposite number Mancini claimed the only way for former Liverpool manager Benitez to win over his new club's supporters was to start winning on the pitch.
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But they began a fightback in the afternoon singles with an early halved match for Rachel Goodall of Heswall and a 4&3 win for Bronte Law of Bramhall before the men went in front again.
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A prodigy from Rio American H.S., Sacramento, Debbie, at age 16, became the first swimmer ever to win three Olympic gold medals (1968).
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