Win Out │ What does this phrasal verb mean?

Win out is a verb that essentially means the same as win – that is, “to win”, “to win”.

However, the preposition out adds an important nuance to the verb: thus, win out not only means “to win”, but rather “to win after a long dispute” or “to win with difficulty”.

In practice, I found two convincing ways to translate win out : “end up winning” and “prevail”.

I think the examples below speak for themselves, so let’s get to them – but not without reminding you about Anki, the best review app we know! If you still need to be convinced that this review method is not only useful, but even necessary, check out the article here .

Let’s go to the examples?

It was a challenge, but we won out in the end.
It was a challenge, but in the end we ended up winning .

The more cautious approach won out in the end.
The more cautious approach eventually prevailed .

Greed won out over principles.
Greed eventually won out over principles.

Sometimes perseverance does win out .
Sometimes perseverance really prevails .

Stick to your principles, and you will win out .
Stick to your principles and you will prevail .

Here is a chance for greengrocers to win out over the supermarkets by selling local produce.
Here’s a chance for grocers to prevail over supermarkets selling local vegetables.

Often presentation wins out over content.
Often presentation takes precedence over content.

We had a vote, and this is the yearbook cover that won out .
We had a vote and this is the yearbook cover that won .

She was sure she’d win out if she persisted.
She was sure she would prevail if she persisted.

After a two-year battle in the courts, she eventually won out .
After a two-year battle in the courts, she eventually won .

Maybe you have another suggestion on how to translate win out ? Don’t be shy: we’re waiting for you in the comments!

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