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English definition of “gain”


verb [I/T] (INCREASE)   /ɡeɪn/
to increase in weight, speed, height, or amount: [T] I’ve gained weight, and I’m going on a diet. [T] The campaign has been gaining momentum ever since the television ads started to run. [I] Step on the gas – they’re gaining on us (= getting nearer to us). If a clock or watch gains or gains time, it works too quickly and shows a time that is later than the real time. gain    /ɡeɪn/ noun [C/U] [C] Stock prices rose again today after yesterday’s gains.
(Definition of gain verb (INCREASE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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