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gain

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1 something added (as by growth)
  • She attributed her recent gain in muscle mass to weight training.
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2 the amount of money left when expenses are subtracted from the total amount received
  • The company posted a substantial fourth-quarter gain, signaling an end to their money-losing ventures.
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3 usually gains plural an increase usually measured in money that comes from labor, business, or property
  • Net gains this year were better than last.
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1 to gradually increase in
  • Our hopes were raised as the movement gained strength.
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2 to receive as return for effort
  • He gained her affections with his boyishly shy manner.
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3 to become healthy and strong again after illness or weakness
  • is steadily gaining after his bout with the flu and will be back on his feet soon
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4 to become greater in extent, volume, amount, or number
  • The new version of the car gained in both width and length compared to the earlier model.
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5 to obtain (as a goal) through effort
  • He vowed to gain control of the company by any means necessary.
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6 to cause (someone) to agree with a belief or course of action by using arguments or earnest requests
  • The political party was able to gain some supporters with intense recruitment on college campuses.
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