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win a war

This page is about the collocation win a war

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to defeat the enemy in a war

For example

  • Do foreign armies ever win wars in Afghanistan?

  • We wouldn't have won the Second World War if the Russians hadn't defeated the German army.

Note:
Related collocations include "win a battle" and "win a fight"

Quick Quiz

After we won the war, all our soldiers were

a. sent to prison camps

b. sent back to fight

c. sent back home

Contributor: Matt Errey