to win on

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Win \Win\, v. i.
   To gain the victory; to be successful; to triumph; to
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         Nor is it aught but just
         That he, who in debate of truth hath won,
         should win in arms.                      --Milton.
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   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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