To win upon
Win Win, v. i. To gain the victory; to be successful; to triumph; to prevail. [1913 Webster]

Nor is it aught but just That he, who in debate of truth hath won, should win in arms. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{To win of}, to be conqueror over. [Obs.] --Shak.

{To win on} or {To win upon}. (a) To gain favor or influence with. ``You have a softness and beneficence winning on the hearts of others.'' --Dryden. (b) To gain ground on. ``The rabble . . . will in time win upon power.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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