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gain

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1 something added (as by growth)

  • attributed her recent weight gain to the medication she was taking
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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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gain

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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

  • 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 size, 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

  • 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 request

  • the radical party was able to gain some supporters with intense recruitment on college campuses
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