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for To win upon
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Win \Win\, v. i.
To gain the victory; to be successful; to triumph; to
Nor is it aught but just
That he, who in debate of truth hath won,
should win in arms. --Milton.
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.
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