win back

This page is about the phrasal verb win back.

Meaning: If you win something back, you get it back again after having lost it.

For example:

  • win back sth It's not easy to win back somebody's trust after you've done something to lose it.

  • win sth back After losing his world championship title to a Japanese boxer, Johnny worked hard to win it back.

Nouns often used as objects with win back: money, trophy, championship, title, trust, love

Quick Quiz:

Sam wouldn't stop playing cards in the casino because he was determined to win back the money he'd

a. made earlier

b. lost earlier

c. won earlier

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