14/04/16 “Difference between Beat and Win”


You can win (in) a game, a race, a battle, an argument etc, and you can win a prize, money etc. You can beat a person that you’re playing/ arguing/ fighting etc against. Compare:

My girlfriend usually wins when we play poker.

My girlfriend beat me at poker the first time we played.
(NOT My girlfriend won me at poker)

Both verbs are irregular:
beat – beat – beaten
win – won – won

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