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gaining

verb , present participle of gain

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1 to gradually increase in
  • our hopes were raised as the movement gained strength
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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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