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gain (n):
the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input
gain (n):
the advantageous quality of being beneficial
Related Word: profit
gain (n):
the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating
gain (n):
a quantity that is added
Samples
there was an addition to property taxes this year.
they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks

Related Word: increase
gain (v):
increase (one's body weight)
Samples
She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising
gain (v):
increase or develop
Samples
the peace movement gained momentum.
the car gathers speed
gain (v):
rise in rate or price
Samples
The stock market gained 24 points today
Related Word: advance
gain (v):
reach a destination, either real or abstract
Samples
We hit Detroit by noon.
The water reached the doorstep.
We barely made it to the finish line.
I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts

Related Word: attain
gain (v):
obtain advantages, such as points, etc.
Samples
The home team was gaining ground.
After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference

Related Words: win
gain (v):
win something through one's efforts
Samples
I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese.
Gain an understanding of international finance

Related Words: win
gain (v):
earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
Samples
How much do you make a month in your new job?
She earns a lot in her new job.
this merger brought in lots of money.
He clears $5,000 each month

Related Words: earn
gain (v):
derive a benefit from
Samples
She profited from his vast experience
Related Words: benefitprofit
gain (v):
obtain
Samples
derive pleasure from one's garden
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Oil and water don't mix


If you add oil to water, the oil tries to stay separate. This proverb is a way of saying that certain people or characteristics do not go together.


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