Translation of win in Spanish:

win

ganar, v.

Pronunciation /wɪn//wɪn/

transitive verb

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    (gain)
    (medal/prize/title) ganar
    (support) conseguir
    (support) ganarse
    (recognition/fame) ganarse
    (affection) ganarse
    (affection) granjearse
    (scholarship/promotion) conseguir
    (promotion/scholarship) obtener formal
    (victory) conseguir
    (pay increase) conseguir
    (pay increase) obtener formal
    it took me a while to win their confidence me llevó un tiempo ganarme su confianza
    • her first novel won the acclaim of the critics su primera novela tuvo una excelente acogida por parte de la crítica
    • this won her a place on the national team esto le valió un puesto en el equipo nacional
    • their perseverance won them universal admiration su perseverancia les granjeó / les valió la admiración de todos
    • the Conservatives won 287 seats los conservadores obtuvieron 287 escaños
    • vote-winning tactics maniobras para obtener votos
    • the contract has been won by a British firm una empresa británica ha conseguido el contrato
    • to win sth from or off sb
    • they've won business from their competitors le han quitado clientes a la competencia
    • she won £50 off me at cards me ganó 50 libras jugando a las cartas
    • to win sth back recuperar algo
    • These proposals have won wide support from local government, business, and community groups.
    • Neither of those lofty attributes encompassed the desperate desire to win the support of tabloid newspapers.
    • Reproduced are paintings, which won the top prizes in a contest organised by a Malayalam daily.
    • He would probably have won a prize in a Beatles lookalike contest in 1965.
    • However one British expert claimed previous efforts by him to win support for such work had fallen on deaf ears.
    • This is said to be the first such endeavour in Kerala, in which passengers stand to win prizes.
    • Here, Millie's warm personality won the attention of staff and students alike.
    • Last year, he won the second prize at a contest in Spain and the fourth spot at China.
    • The new king, he summed up, would have to win the love, confidence and support of the Nepalese people.
    • And while Smith himself will not win any prizes for eloquence, his achievements speak loud and clear.
    • And after a hard sell, the plan is winning the support of the international community.
    • The entrant which gets the highest number of text votes will walk away with the trophy, while one of the voters will be picked at random to win a prize.
    • And the friendly tot is already winning the attention of everyone who knows him.
    • An assessment program that wins the support of American families must recognize effort and achievement.
    • There must be something else inside that fearsome figure, to have won such love and devotion.
    • She prescribes sponge layer cakes or a tray of muffins to make the cook feel good and win the love and admiration of everyone around.
    • For this Olympics, Taiwan spared neither money nor effort to win international recognition.
    • Up to £30 could be won in prizes at the contest, which was held to replace Broughton Sports.
    • The proposals have won the support of North Yorkshire Police and the county's fire and rescue service.
    • It won the Booker Prize last year, but received no garlands from Pat.
    • There have been reports of Welsh students even going as far as entering wet t-shirt contests to win prize money so they can pay their rent.
    • However, he will bring fresh thinking to the party's efforts to win support.
    • Competing in a contest with seventeen other girls she missed winning the overall prize by the narrowest of margins.
    • All you have to do to win this incredible prize is collect the coupons and fill in the answers to each evening's questions.
    • As a result the two brothers went to Rome in 867 with the intention of winning the support of the Pope.
    • To add to the excitement, families can take part in a lucky draw contest with fabulous prizes to be won.
    • Yes, it's true, I've won first prize in the Writer Online Minuscule Fiction Contest.
    • Remember, the youth member who collects the most lids wins the prize.
    • In 1999, he won a prize in the Better Photography contest in the amateur category.
    • When she had turned fifteen, she had given up trying to win her father's love and attention.
    • Part of this involves a trivia contest that allows kids to win McDonald's prizes.
    • The plans won some support from the unions, but there are concerns about cutting the inspection notice period.
    • A collection of poems, Lapidarium, won the National Literary Prize for a debut book.
    • Ben Wyvis, for instance, is unlikely to win any prizes in a contest against some of the more shapely Highland summits.
    • She also experienced reps regularly taking young doctors out for boozy meals in an effort to win their favour.
    • The pick of the lot will win a prize of £100 donated by Bedfordshire on Sunday.
    • The plans have also won the support of the Association of North East Councils.
    • But the company is now winning the attention of some of Australia's biggest corporate players.
    • He has also won several prizes in novel and serial story writing contests held by teen and women's magazines.
    • The proposals have won enthusiastic support from the government and the media.
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    (be victorious in)
    (election/competition/bet/race/war) ganar
    • The best of his five hopefuls is surely Lucky Story, who won four races last season.
    • Most of the ties were sadly one-sided, England winning four matches by an average margin of 34 points.
    • Just over four years ago she won a transatlantic race, routing the competition.
    • London-based Wanderers' fans are celebrating a double survival success after winning their own battle to beat the drop.
    • The Irish team had a very successful outing in winning the tournament.
    • It was the second time he has won a British championship race having being victorious last year in the Brecon Beacons.
    • To the Welsh, success can only mean winning the championship.
    • They've won the world championships four times, and they are the reigning champs.
    • After a very close battle the Athy team won the match and were thrilled with their victory.
    • After winning their first playoff game, the Magic then had an epic battle with Lethbridge.
    • He won four races off the reel in the first half of last season and ran well on his reappearance on the Flat at Navan on Wednesday.
    • If successful in winning the race to stage the 2012 Olympics, she said the repercussions would be felt far outside London.
    • And the President believes the best way to be successful in winning a war is to let the experts run the war.
    • Named player of the championship, he was one of the victorious Army team that won the championship.
    • But they have yet to win successive matches in the Premiership this season.
    • Rarely do we see accounts of how housewives struggled at home while the men of valor fought the battles and won the wars.
    • After losing the first game, the Warriors responded by taking three straight games, winning the match.
    • York Groves could climb off the foot of Pennine League division four if they win their clash at Littleborough.
    • I ended up tying for medallist and helping the team win the tournament by four shots.
    • The old football adage that offense wins games and defense wins championships still scores.
  • 3

    (extract)
    to win sth from sth sacar / extraer algo de algo
    • 100 square miles of green fields won from the desert 100 millas cuadradas de campos verdes ganadas al desierto
    • Since excavations began at Loy Yang in 1982, the large numbers speak for themselves with 398 million m3 of coal (or 446 million tonnes of coal) being won.

intransitive verb

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    ganar
    they're winning 3-1 van ganando 3 a 1
    • to win at sth ganar a algo
    • to win by sth ganar por algo
    • they won by 15 points ganaron por 15 puntos
    • to win big barrer

noun

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    victoria feminine
    triunfo masculine
    the Dolphins have had four/no wins so far los Dolphins han ganado cuatro veces/no han ganado nunca hasta ahora
    • what I need is a win in the lottery lo que necesito es sacarme la lotería