Definitions

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  • v. to win money that has been lost.
  • v. To regain favour (with)
  • v. To get (someone) to be one's partner, after having been apart.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. recover something or somebody that appeared to be lost

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Examples

  • Cardinal-Deacon of Sant 'Angelo, who, as legate, was trying to win back the people of Languedoc to the orthodox Faith.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • The objective of the counterattack is to win back our former main line of resistance between Ricu and Lake Suadi.

    Panzer Aces

  • What you pay to your interpreter and mail-carrier, the two Johnsons win back again with the book that you brought here.

    Life Among The Piutes: Their Wrongs and Claims

  • The King was preparing to invade Illyria, to win back their homelands, the Thebans were marching on Pella, the Thracians were massing an army.

    Lion Of Macedon

  • Shall we capture Blueskin and win back your machine?

    THE TIME QUAKE

  • Until this point the Church had dispatched specific missionaries—talented orators of the day—to try to win back the Languedocians to the ‘true faith’, but such missions were greeted with apathy.

    The Templar Revelation

  • No, by heaven, I refused to say farewell to all that magnificent meat; I'd win back to her somehow, though hell should bar the way, and give her loving what-for until the springs broke, in spite of J.B. and Joe Simmons and J.C. Spring and every other son-of-a-bitch who was trying to do me down - why, hadn't I taken on a black rascal every bit as big and ugly as Joe that night in Antan ', and won through, just as I'd won through all those other terrifying scrapes with Rudi and Kavanagh and the rest?

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • To appease Uncle Kenton and win back his capricious favor.

    Keep Sweet

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