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earn

verb
 
 
/ɜːn/
GET MONEY [I, T] A2 to get money for doing work: She earns more than £40,000 a year.Earning money and money earned
earn a/your living to work to get money for the things you needEarning money and money earned
DESERVE [T] to get something that you deserve because of your work, qualities, etc: As a teacher you have to earn the respect of your students.Getting, receiving and acceptingCapturing or taking possession of thingsDeserving and deserved
PROFIT [T] to make a profit: I want an account that earns a high rate of interest.Profits and losses
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