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win

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noun
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verb
1 verb especially SPOR, MIL be victorious INTRANSITIVEbuaigh verb  c m ubain verb  c m ugnóthaigh verb  c m uan bua a bheith agat VPthey won by two points bhuaigh siad le dhá phointe, bhí an bua acu le dhá chúilínTyrone won against Kerry bhuaigh Tír Eoghain in aghaidh Chiarraí, bhí an lá le Tír Eoghain in éadan Chiarraíshe won against the odds bhuaigh sí ainneoin na n-ainneoin 2 verb especially SPOR, MIL, POL, ETC outdo everyone else in a competition etc TRANSITIVEbuaigh verb  c m ubain verb  c m ugnóthaigh verb  c m uhe won the race bhuaigh sé an rás, ghnóthaigh sé an ráswho won the All-Ireland last year? cé a bhuaigh Craobh na hÉireann anuraidh?she won a poetry competition bhain sí comórtas filíochtait's a war they can't win is cogadh é nach féidir leo a bhuachanthe opposition party won the election bhí an lá le páirtí an fhreasúra sa toghchánthey won the case bhuaigh siad an cás
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3 verb especially SPOR be given sth as reward for TRANSITIVEbuaigh verb  c m ubain verb  c m ugnóthaigh verb  c m ushe won gold in the Olympics bhain sí bonn óir sna Cluichí Oilimpeachahe won a prize for his novel bhuaigh sé duais as a úrscéal 4 verb especially COMM get sth or the right to do sth TRANSITIVEgnóthaigh verb  c m uthey won the contract ghnóthaigh siad an conradh, fuair siad an conradhhe won a scholarship to the university ghnóthaigh sé scoláireacht chun na hollscoilestudents have won the right to seek a re-mark tá an ceart gnóthaithe ag mic léinn chun athmharcáil a lorg 5 verb gain love, support TRANSITIVEthey won the support of the middle class mheall siad tacaíocht ón meánaicme, fuair siad tacaíocht ón meánaicme, thug siad an mheánaicme leoto win friends cairde a dhéanamhthe island won their hearts mheall an t-oileán iad 6 verb be reason for getting TRANSITIVEthe research won him a bursary ghnóthaigh an taighde sparánacht dó, thuill an taighde sparánacht dó, fuair sé sparánacht as an taighde 7 verb SOCC, RUGBY take possession TRANSITIVEseilbh a fháil ar VPbuaigh verb  c m ubain verb  c m uhe won the ball fuair sé seilbh ar an liathróidhe's winning all the high balls tá sé ag buachan na liathróidí arda go léirhe won the ball from the full back bhain sé an liathróid den lánchúlaí
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8 noun especially SPOR, POL victorybua masc4  c m uthey badly need a win tá bua ag teastáil go géar uathuthe goal secured the win for them chinntigh an cúl an bua dóibhthe win over Clare was crucial bhí an bua in aghaidh an Chláir fíorthábhachtachthat's three wins in a row for them sin trí bhua as a chéile acu, sin trí chluiche as a chéile bainte acu 9 noun especially COMM, BUS-ADM successthey were delighted with the contract win bhí an-áthas orthu gur ghnóthaigh siad an conradh, bhí an-áthas orthu go bhfuair siad an conradh
phrases

to win the day

an lá a thabhairt leatan chraobh a thabhairt leatan svae a thabhairt leatthey won the day in the election thug siad an lá leo sa toghchán, bhí an lá leo sa toghchán

to win hands down

1 win very easilybuachan go héascabaint gan stróthey won the election hands down bhain siad an toghchán gan stró, bhuaigh siad an toghchán go héasca 2 be clearly betterbheith i bhfad níos fearrfor certain products, the bigger shops win hands down i gcás táirgí áirithe, tá na siopaí móra i bhfad Éireann níos fearr

win or lose

win or lose, we'll do our best is cuma cé acu a bhuafaimid nó a chaillfimid, déanfaimid ár ndícheall; bíodh an lá linn nó ná bíodh, déanfaimid ár ndícheall

you can't win

ní féidir cuid de na daoine a shásamh

you can't win them all

ní féidir leat an bua a bheith agat i gcónaíní thig iad uilig a bhaint

you win

géillimall right, you win, who was it? tá go maith, géillim, cé a bhí ann?

you win some, you lose some

(also

some you win, some you lose

, win some, lose some

) sin é an saolthuas seal thíos seal

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