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profit

noun [C/U]  /ˈprɑf·ɪt/ us  
money that a business earns above what it costs to produce and sell goods and services: [U] Any profit made on the sale is taxable. [C] A lot of businesses are reaping huge profits. Profit can also mean benefit: [U] He could see little profit in arguing with them.

profit

verb [I/T]  /ˈprɑf·ɪt/ us  
earn money, or benefit: [I] It’s sickening that somebody would profit from her misfortune. [T] fml What will it profit us to make this bargain (= How will we benefit)?
Translations of “profit”
in Korean 이윤…
in Arabic رِبْح…
in French profit, bénéfice…
in Turkish kâr, kazanç…
in Italian profitto, utile…
in Chinese (Traditional) 利潤,盈利, 好處,益處…
in Russian прибыль, доход…
in Polish zysk…
in Spanish lucro, beneficio, ganancia…
in Portuguese lucro…
in German der Gewinn…
in Catalan guany(s), benefici(s)…
in Japanese 利益, 収益…
in Chinese (Simplified) 利润,盈利, 好处,益处…
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