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Spanish translation of “gain”

gain

verb /ɡein/
to obtain
ganar , adquirir , obtener , conseguir
He quickly gained experience .
(often with by or from) to get (something good) by doing something
ganar
What do I have to gain by staying here?
to have an increase in (something)
aumentar , conseguir , ganar
He gained strength after his illness .
(of a clock or watch ) to go too fast
adelantarse , ir adelantado
This clock gains (four minutes a day ).
gain ground to make progress
ganar terreno
She was gaining ground on the other riders in the race .
to become more influential
ganar terreno
His views were once considered unacceptable , but are now gaining ground rapidly .
gain on phrasal verb to get or come closer to (a person , thing etc that one is chasing )
acercarse , aproximarse , ganar terreno
The horse in second place is gaining on the leader of the race .
(Definition of gain from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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