Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

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)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More translations of “gain” in Spanish

Definitions of “gain” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

mutant

an organism that is different from others of its type because of a permanent change in its genes

Word of the Day

What’s that lovely smell?

by Kate Woodford​,
October 29, 2014
As adult humans, we can distinguish about 10,000 different smells. It’s no wonder, then, that we have so many words and expressions to describe them. This week we’re taking a look at those smell words – words that describe good smells and words that describe bad smells. Most smell words are either

Read More 

high-frequency trading noun

October 27, 2014
a type of stock market trading that uses very complex technology to trade extremely quickly, often making tiny profits which nevertheless add up to substantial sums Lewis’s book, Flash Boys, is driving a huge amount of attention toward the topic of high frequency trading, and it has rekindled some of

Read More