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gain

verb [I or T] (INCREASE)    /ɡeɪn/
B1 to increase in weight, speed, height, or amount: I gained a lot of weight while I was on holiday. The car gained speed going down the hill. Good economic indicators caused the share index to gain (by) ten points. The campaign has been gaining momentum ever since the television appeal.Increasing and intensifyingBecoming biggerEnlarging and inflating
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