UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈwɪnɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈwɪnɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(wining)

From the verb win: (⇒ conjugate)
winning is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. [poker, casino, greyhound racing, lottery] winnings
  2. [$50] in winnings
  3. winnings of [$50]
  4. [$10 million] in unclaimed winnings
  5. [spent, frittered away, wasted] his winnings (on)
  6. bought a [car, suit, new cell phone] with the winnings
  7. paid (off) the [debt, rent] with the winnings
  8. [cashed in, collected] her winnings
  9. tempted to gamble the winnings
  10. pay tax on winnings over [$5,000]
  1. the winning [player, team, author, actress, serve, percentage]
  2. was the winning [bid, bidder, proposal]
  3. has a winning [edge, strategy, mentality, attitude]
  4. [put in, gave, was] the winning performance
  5. scored the winning [goal, run, touchdown, point]
  6. a prize for the winning entry
  7. [are, went] on a winning streak
  8. that's the winning attitude!
  9. has a winning [smile, expression, look]
  10. had a winning way about him
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. win a [prize, reward, free gift, place]
  2. win the award for [most, best, least likely to]
  3. win the [game, contest, competition, match]
  4. won the [game] for her team
  5. won it [again, for the first time]
  6. win the [lottery, election]
  7. win the [war, battle]
  8. win the war on [terror, drugs, cancer]
  9. win the war against [terror]
  10. (you) win some, (you) lose some
  11. has never won anything (before)
  12. win at [poker, blackjack]
  13. win with [grace, gratitude, ease]
  14. won [easily, convincingly]
  15. won [3-0] (against)
  16. won a landslide (victory)
  17. won by a landslide
  18. win [and, or] lose
  19. see if you can win
  20. may the best [team, man] win!
  21. who's winning?
  22. OK, you win!
  23. is winning at life
  24. [try, play] to win
  25. [could, should, might] win
  26. [will, determined to] win against cancer
  27. win over your [crush, friend]
  28. (finally) won him over
  29. win her heart
  30. won the hearts and minds of
  1. [three] wins [in a row, consecutively]
  2. (in) a [close, hard-fought, moral-boosting, surprising] win
  3. a [3-1] win [over, against]
  4. need a win [this week, against]
  5. a [flag to flag, pillar to post, start to finish] win
  6. scored [three] points for a win
  7. [20] wins and no losses
  8. [20] wins [by knockout, inside the distance]
  9. a win [returns, pays] [5-1]
  10. bookies are [offering, giving] [3-1] for a win
n as adj
  1. a no-win [situation, decision]
  2. a win-win [situation]
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