The medication can cause nausea and weight gain.
attributed her recent weight gain to the medication she was taking Verb
They stand to gain an advantage over their competitors by getting an early start.
What do you hope to gain from this? gain control of the territory
Investigators are trying to gain access to the group's financial records.
We were unable to gain admission to the club.
We need to gain a better understanding of the problem.
They had nothing to lose and everything to gain.
He first gained attention as a young writer.
Her theories are slowly gaining acceptance.
I took the job to gain experience. See More
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In fact, shoppers cut their buying in October, ending six straight months of gains.—Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, arkansasonline.com, 24 Nov. 2023 The Hang Seng Mainland Properties Index, which tracks Chinese property developers, rose 4.3% on Thursday morning, lifting gains this week to 9.1%.
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, , , and all gained between 11% and 18%.—Jiahui Huang, WSJ, 23 Nov. 2023 That would make for a 2 percent annual gain the next two years — significantly lower than the double-digit increases seen during the pandemic.—Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Nov. 2023 Hiking 8 flat miles, for example, bears no resemblance to hiking 8 miles over 4,000 feet of elevation gain.—Diana Helmuth, Outdoor Life, 22 Nov. 2023 For the second straight month, broadcast networks increased their share of TV use — and for the second straight month, sports was the primary driver of those gains.—Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Nov. 2023 Stafford missed a wide-open Henderson on a sideline route that would have resulted in a long gain, possibly a touchdown.—Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times, 20 Nov. 2023 While EVs are overall much greener than internal combustion engine cars, battery manufacture can undermine some of the gains.—The Conversation, Ars Technica, 18 Nov. 2023 The Character All Of It Billionaire Quek Leng Chan’s Hong Leong, TPG To Buy Ramsay Sime Darby Healthcare For $1.2 Billion
There are now lots of opportunities to ride these closing discounts to gains in CEFs.—Michael Foster, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023
Subscribers, or anyone who signs up for a free 30-day trial of Prime, can gain access to exclusive discounts in every department: home, electronics, furniture, kitchen, fashion, toys, and more.—Jessica Leigh Mattern, Peoplemag, 27 Nov. 2023 The streaming platform has gained an even more competitive edge in recent months with the addition of dozens of new titles.—Rudie Obias, Variety, 27 Nov. 2023 Sunday, the defense did the same to Cincinnati, only got a much bigger assist from a Steelers offense that, in its first performance since Tomlin dismissed coordinator Matt Canada, ended its 58-game run of failing to gain 400 yards.—Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Nov. 2023 But how does interrupting a joyous Thanksgiving parade gain these protesters any more followers?—Timothy Bella, Washington Post, 24 Nov. 2023 The blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.3%, or 117 points.—Charley Grant, WSJ, 24 Nov. 2023 Many metropolitan bus systems already subsidize almost the entire cost of bus operations, so the zero fare business case is to cover the rest of those costs without using fares, and thereby gain more ridership, faster transit service, more value for our regional transit investments and more equity.—Sammy Roth, Los Angeles Times, 23 Nov. 2023 Gwyneth Paltrow may have lost half a day of skiing, but she’s gained a musical based on her recent courtroom adventure.—James Hibberd, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Nov. 2023 Japan's Nikkei Stock Average gained 2.5%, supported by electronics stocks.—Clarence Leong, WSJ, 15 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English gain, borrowed from Anglo-French gain, gaigne, gaaing "tillage, winning, profit," derivative of gaainer, gaaigner "to till, secure (profit, advantage)" — more at gain entry 2
Middle English gaynen "to prevail against," borrowed from Anglo-French gaainer, gaaigner "to cultivate, till, secure (profit, advantage), capture, acquire, be victorious," going back to Old Low Franconian *waiđanjan, of uncertain meaning and origin
The presumed Old Low Franconian verb *waiđanjan has no exact counterpart in neighboring Germanic languages, and given the diverse meanings of the French verb, hypotheses that explain it are all somewhat tenuous. The base has traditionally been taken to be that of Old High German weida "pasture," Old Saxon weiđa, from which a verb meaning "to pasture" was derived, which then hypothetically developed the sense "to cultivate, till" and further derived senses. Alternatively, the verb could be linked to Old High German weidenōn "to hunt," a derivative of weida "hunt, quantity of game taken, catch" (corresponding to Old English wāth "hunt, chase, wandering," Old Norse veiðr "catch, haul of fish"). In Middle English both the noun and verb are presumed to have crossed with borrowings of Old Norse gagn "advantage, victory." Early Modern English gain has acquired senses directly from Middle French and French gagner.