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    #1

    Cool to win or to beat

    how would you explain the difference between "win" and "beat"

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    #2

    Re: to win or to beat

    You win games, competitions, etc, and beat the other team or your opponents.
    You can win a cup, not beat it.
    You can beat a team, not win it.

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