win back
  1. (transitive, idiomatic) To win money that one has previously lost.
    He lost $1000 in one hand, and spent most of the night trying to win it back.
  2. (transitive, idiomatic) To regain favour (with).
  3. (transitive, idiomatic) To get (someone) to be one's partner, after having been apart.
    John, my ex-boyfriend, said he wanted to see me again, so I told him how much I wanted him in an effort to win him back.

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