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'gain'

Overview of noun gain
1. addition, increase, gain -- (a quantity that is added; "there was an addition to property taxes this year"; "they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks")

2. profit, gain -- (the advantageous quality of being beneficial)

3. amplification, gain -- (the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input)

4. gain -- (the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating)


Overview of verb gain
1. derive, gain -- (obtain; "derive pleasure from one's garden")

2. acquire, win, gain -- (win something through one's efforts; "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance")

3. profit, gain, benefit -- (derive a benefit from; "She profited from his vast experience")

4. reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gain -- (reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts")

5. gain, advance, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain ground -- (obtain advantages, such as points, etc.; "The home team was gaining ground"; "After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference")

6. advance, gain -- (rise in rate or price; "The stock market gained 24 points today")

7. gain, gather -- (increase or develop; "the peace movement gained momentum"; "the car gathers speed")

8. gain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in -- (earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; "How much do you make a month in your new job?"; "She earns a lot in her new job"; "this merger brought in lots of money"; "He clears $5,000 each month")

9. gain, put on -- (increase (one's body weight); "She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising")



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