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gain

verb [I or T] uk   us   /ɡeɪn/

gain verb [I or T] (GET)

B1 to get something that is useful, that gives you an advantage, or that is in some way positive, especially over a period of time: The Nationalist Party have gained a lot of support in the south of the country. What do you hope to gain from the course? Alternative medicine has only just started to gain respectability in our society. [+ two objects] It was her performances in Aida which gained her an international reputation as a soprano. After you've gained some experience teaching abroad you can come home and get a job. From the late 19th century, European powers began to gain control of parts of the Ottoman Empire. She's certainly gained (in) confidence over the last couple of years. The data exists all right - the difficulty is in gaining access to it. The thieves gained entrance through an upstairs window that was left open.gain ground C1 If a political party or an idea or belief gains ground, it becomes more popular or accepted: The Republicans are gaining ground in the southern states.
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gain verb [I or T] (INCREASE)

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.
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gain verb [I or T] (CLOCK/WATCH)

If a clock or watch gains, it works too quickly and shows a time that is later than the real time: My watch has gained (by) ten minutes over the last 24 hours.
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gain

noun [C or U] uk   us   /ɡeɪn/

gain noun [C or U] (SOMETHING OBTAINED)

C1 an occasion when you get something useful or positive: Whatever the objections to this sort of treatment, the gains in terms of the number of lives saved are substantial. The minister was sacked for abusing power for his personal gain.
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gain noun [C or U] (INCREASE)

C1 an increase in something such as size, weight, or amount: Side effects of the drugs may include tiredness, headaches, or weight gain. Having deducted costs we still made a net gain of £5,000. Oil prices rose again today after yesterday's gains.
(Definition of gain from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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