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gain [ gein] vt.获得;增加 n.增进

gain on 跑得比…快;逼近

gain/have an advantage胜过,优于

have/gain access to 可以获得

gain/have an advantage
胜过,优于

have/gain access to
可以获得

gain [gein] vt. 赢得;挣得

gain [gein] 增益

不以物喜,不以己悲 not pleased by external gains, not saddened by personnal losses

名利双收 gain in both fame and wealth

千里之行始于足下a thousand-li journey begins with the first step--the highest eminence is to be gained step by step

徇私舞弊 bend the law for personal gain and engage in fraud

以权谋私 abuse of power for personal gains

AGC Automatic Gain Control 自动增益控制

DG Differential Gain 微分增益

GPC Gain Bandwidth 增益带宽

gain control over 获得对……的控制

gain weight 长胖了

(对女人来说) 有三类男人:智慧的情人,尊荣的情人,***的情人。
There are three classes of men: lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, lovers of gain.

不以物喜,不以己悲
not pleased by external gains, not saddened by personnal losses

名利双收 gain in both fame and wealth

千里之行始于足下
a thousand-li journey begins with the first step--the highest eminence is to be gained step by step

climbing, to gain height 爬升

capital gains 资本收益

By taking a major-related part-job, students can not only improve their academic studies, but gain much experience, experience they will never be able to get from the textbooks.
通过做一份和专业相关的工作,学生不仅能够提高他们的专业能力,而且能获得从课本上得不到的经验。

A fall into the pit, a gain in your wit..
吃一堑,长一智。

Gain 获得,得到,收益

gain or loss 损益

loss and gain 损益

net capital gain 资本净收益

No pain no gain!
不经一事,不长一智!

No pain,no gain.
不劳无获。

R & M gained market leadership by selling products that were of superior quality.
R&M公司以其产品的卓越品质赢得了市场的领先地位。

The standard of performance has gone up since last year, as the players have gained more experience.
由于演员更有经验了,自去年以来表演水平提高了。

No pain, no gain. 不劳无获。

The people there are fighting to gain their freedom from foreign control.
那里的人民正在为摆脱外国统治争取自由而战斗。

He has gained rich experience in these years.
这些年来,他取得了丰富的经验。

No pain, no gain.
不劳无获。

It may be many years before the new company can gain a secure foothold in the market.
也许要经过若干年这家新公司才能在市场上取得稳固的立足点。

What good does it do a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?
如果一个人得到全世界而丧失了灵魂,这对他有何益处呢?

He gained some weight recently.
近来,他的体重增加了。

他发福了。
He has put on weight.
He has gained weight.
He has lost weight. (他瘦了。)

最近你是不是胖了?
Are you gaining weight?
Are you gaining weight? (最近你是不是胖了?)
I'm afraid so. (好像是吧。)
Have you gained weight?
Are you getting fatter? *不礼貌的说法。
Are you losing weight? (最近你是不是瘦了?)

It was well-received in all markets, so a gain of three market share points can be expected.
这在所有市场销售良好,所以获得三成的市场占有率是指日可待的。

我们队占上风。
Our team gained the upper hand.

Humility often gains more than pride.
满招损,谦受益。

A fall into the pit, a gain in your wit.
吃一堑,长一智。

A joke never gains an enemy but often loses a friend.
开玩笑总不能化敌为友,反而有时会失去朋友。

All is not gain that is put in the purse.
放入钱包的钱财,并非都是应得的。

A penny saved is a penny earned(or gained).
省钱就是赚钱。

Do not run too fast after gain.
不要见利就拼命追。

Gain got by a lie will burn one's fingers.
靠欺骗得来的利益会使自己受害。

He that gains time gains all things.
获得时间就是获得一切。

He that gains well and spends well needs no account book.
收支正当,无须记帐。

He who does not gain loses.
无所得即有所失。

He who risks nothing, gains nothing.
不入虎穴,焉得虎子。

Humility often gains more than pride.
谦逊往往比骄傲受益更多。

No gains without pains.
不劳无获。

No great loss without some small gain.
塞翁失马,安知非福。

No pains, no gains.
不劳则无获。

No practice, no gain in one's wit.
吃一堑,长一智。

Nothing venture, nothing win (or have or gain).
不入虎穴,焉得虎子。

Only that which is honestly got is gain.
正当的收入才是真正的收入。

Pain is forgotten where gain follows.
好了伤疤忘了痛。

Politeness costs nothing and gains everything.
礼貌不费分文而可赢得一切。

Prosperity gains (or makes) friends, and adversity tries them.
顺境交朋友,逆境试真情。

Small gains bring great wealth.
小益聚大财,薄利成巨富。

Sometimes the best gain is to lose.
有时大得即大失。

To gain teaches how to spend.
量入为出。

What you lose on the swings you gain (or get back) on the roundabouts.
失之东隅,收之桑榆。

Distance- gain- size-German AVG 距离- 增益- 尺寸(DGS德文为AVG)

Gain 增益

Swept gain 扫描增益

There is no royal road to science,and only those who do not dread the fatiguing climb of its steep paths have a chance of gaining its luminous summits.
Karl Marx, German revolutionary
在科学上没有平坦的大道,只有不畏劳苦沿着其崎岖之路攀登的人,才有希望达到它光辉的顶点。
德国革命家马克恩.K.

A penny saved is a penny gained.
Richard Brckminster Fuller.American architect
省下一分钱等于得到一分钱。
美国建筑师富勒.R.B.

Beauty gains little, and homeliness and deformity lose much , by gaudy attire.
Arthur Zimmermann, German diplomat
华丽的衣着增添不了多少美丽,也颇能掩饰丑陋与畸型。
德国外交家齐默尔曼.A.

Men who can eat anything they want and not gain weight should do it out of sight of women.
那些吃什么都不会发胖的男人不应在女士面前炫耀。

When a woman tries on clothing from her closet that feels tight, she will assume she has gained weight. When a man tries something from his closet that feels tight, he will assume the clothing has shrunk.
一个衣帽间里的女人发现一件衣服变紧了,她会认为自己长胖了。一个衣帽间里的男人发现一件衣服变紧了,他会认为衣服缩水了。

Male menopause is a lot more fun than female menopause. With female menopause you gain weight and get hot flashes. Male menopause-you get to date young girls and drive motorcycles.
男性的更年期比女性的更有趣。更年期中的女人会发胖,爱发火。更年期中的男性会去约会年轻的女孩子,会去开摩托车。

@@@ 处于...
at risk 处于危险中; 冒险
at ware 处于交战状态
be better off doing sth. 日子更好过, 处境更加佳
gain the upper hand 占上风, 处于有利地位
get (sb.) into hot water 使(某人)处于困境
in flux 处于不断变化之中; 动荡不定
in shape 1.在外形上
2.处于良好状态, 健康
in the spotlight 处于公众注意的中心
in trouble 处在不幸/苦恼/困境中
reduce to 变少; 使处于, 使成为(某种情况或状态)

@@@ 益
be good for 有益于; 适于
beneficial to 有利于, 有益于
benefit from 从...中受益
do (sb.) good 对...有益
favorable to 有利于...
for the good of 为了对...有好处; 为了...的利益
gain the upper hand 占上风, 处于有利地位
in favor of 赞成, 支持; 有利于
vantage point (观察、防御、攻击等的)有利位置、视角

@@@ 风
a blast of (wind) 一阵(风)
a gust of wind 一阵狂风
die away (风、声音)逐渐消失; 减少或减弱
gain the upper hand 占上风, 处于有利地位
weather-beaten 经风吹日晒的

over : 转变,改变(indicating transference and change)
hand over 移交
take over 接管
buy over 收买
come over 过来
get over 战胜,克服
gain over 争取过来
win over 争取过来
switch over 转交
turn over 变动,交付
make over 移交

No pain,no gain.
不劳则无获。

gain weight 长胖了

have/gain access to 可以获得

- gain the upper hand 占上风
In strength, their team gain the upper hand ; but in skill, we can have a chip on our shoulder.

Gains and losses are common in business.
赔赚是做生意的常事。

Such products are widely sold in markets abroad. And they are gaining popularity because of their fine quality and competitive prices.
因为具有高质量和价格上的竞争优势,我们的产品在国外市场上很畅销

博得 gain; earned; win; earn

开腰槽 gain

腰槽 gain

博得 [bó dé] /win/gain/

博取 [bó qǔ] /try to gain/court/

不经一事不长一智 [bù jīng yī shì bù zhǎng yī zhì] /you can't gain knowledge without practice/wisdom comes from experience/

不入虎穴焉得虎子 [bù rù hǔ xué yān dé hǔ zǐ] /how can you catch tiger cubs without entering the tiger's lair/nothing venture/nothing to gain or have/

不义之财 [bù yì zhī cái] /ill-gotten wealth or gains/

成果 [chéng guǒ] /result/achievement/gain/profit/

得 [dé] /obtain/get/gain/proper/suitable/proud/contented/allow/permit/ready/finished/

得不偿失 [dé bù cháng shī] /(saying) the gains do not make up for the losses/

果实 [guǒ shí] /fruit/gains/

获取 [huò qǔ] /(v) gain; get; acquire/

谋取 [móu qǔ] /try to gain/seek/obtain/

骗取 [piàn qǔ] /to gain by cheating/

势利 [shì lì] /selfishly concerned with gaining advantages for oneself/

私利 [sī lì] /personal gain/(one's own) selfish interest/

所得 [suǒ dé] /(n) that which one acquires; one's gains/

所得税 [suǒ dé shuì] /(n) tax on one's gains; income tax/

抬头 [tái tóu] /to raise one's head/to gain ground/

心得 [xīn dé] /knowledge gained/

赢得 [yíng dé] /win/gain/

盈利 [yíng lì] /profit/gain/

Well, no gain without pain, they say.
人们说,不劳就无获。
But what about pain without gain?
但是,如果有劳却无获又会怎样呢?
Everywhere you go in America, you hear tales of corporate revival.
在美国,无论你走到哪里都会听到企业复苏的故事。
What is harder to establish is whether the productivity revolution that businessmen assume they are presiding over is for real.
商人们自认为的他们所领导的生产力革命是否确有其事,这一点更加难以确定。

Altogether, the US population rose in the 1970s by 23.2 million people — numerically the third-largest growth ever recorded in a single decade.
20世纪70年代,美国人口总共增长了2320万——从数字上看,这是有纪录以来10年期人口增长的第三高峰。
Even so, that gain adds up to only 11.4 percent, lowest in American annual records except for the Depression years.
即使如此,人口总数也只增加了11.4%,除了大萧条时期,这是美国年度记录最低的增长率。

The important factor in a private-enterprise economy is that individuals are allowed to own productive resources (private property), and they are permitted to hire labor gain control over natural resources, and produce goods and services for sale at a profit.
私有企业经济的一个重要因素是允许个人拥有生产资料(私有财产),允许他们雇用劳动力,控制自然资源,通过生产产品、提供服务来获取利润。

{adj: adiabatic} occurring without loss or gain of heat
"adiabatic expansion"
<-> diabatic

{adj: adventurous, adventuresome} willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises
"adventurous pioneers"
"the risks and gains of an adventuresome economy"
<-> unadventurous

{adj: amateur, recreational, unpaid} engaged in as a pastime
"an amateur painter"
"gained valuable experience in amateur theatricals"
"recreational golfers"
"reading matter that is both recreational and mentally stimulating"
"unpaid extras in the documentary"

{adj: cheating, dirty, foul, unsporting, unsportsmanlike} violating accepted standards or rules
"a dirty fighter"
"used foul means to gain power"
"a nasty unsporting serve"
"fined for unsportsmanlike behavior"

{adj: commercialized, commercialised} organized principally for financial gain
"Christmas has become a commercialized spectacle"

{adj: dirty, ill-gotten} obtained illegally or by improper means
"dirty money"
"ill-gotten gains"

{adj: earned} gained or acquired; especially through merit or as a result of effort or action
"a well-earned reputation for honesty"
"earned income"
"an earned run in baseball"
<-> unearned

{adj: empty-handed, unrewarded} having acquired or gained nothing
"the returned from the negotiations empty-handed"

{adj: full-fledged, fully fledged} (of persons e.g.) having gained full status
"a full-fledged lawyer"
"by the age of seventeen I was a full-fledged atheist"
"sees itself as a fully fledged rival party"

{adj: hardscrabble, marginal} of a bare living gained by great labor
"the sharecropper's hardscrabble life"
"a marginal existence"

{adj: ingratiating, insinuating, ingratiatory} calculated to please or gain favor
"a smooth ingratiating manner"

{adj: lost} not gained or won
"a lost battle"
"a lost prize"
<-> won

{adj: nonprofessional} not professional; not engaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or for gain
"the nonprofessional wives of his male colleagues"
"nonprofessional actors"
<-> professional

{adj: predaceous, predacious, predatory} living by or given to victimizing others for personal gain
"predatory capitalists"
"a predatory, insensate society in which innocence and decency can prove fatal"- Peter S. Prescott
"a predacious kind of animal--the early geological gangster"- W.E.Swinton

{adj: profitable} promoting benefit or gain
"a profitable meeting to resolve difficulties"

{adj: profitable} yielding material gain or profit
"profitable speculation on the stock market"
<-> unprofitable

{adj: single, undivided, exclusive} not divided among or brought to bear on more than one object or objective
"judging a contest with a single eye"
"a single devotion to duty"
"undivided affection"
"gained their exclusive attention"

{adj: taken} having possession gained especially by force or effort
<-> given

{adj: unearned} not gained by merit or labor or service
"accepted the unearned rewards that came his ways as well as the unearned criticism"
"unearned income"
"an unearned run"
<-> earned

{adj: unmercenary} not mercenary; not influenced by financial gains

{adj: unprofitable} producing little or no profit or gain
"deposits abandoned by mining companies as unprofitable"
<-> profitable

{adj: unscrupulous} without scruples or principles
"unscrupulous politicos who would be happy to sell...their country in order to gain power"
<-> scrupulous

{adj: unstudied} lacking knowledge gained by study often in a particular field
"is unstudied in Latin as he is in may other matters"

{adv: backstage} out of view of the public; behind the scenes
"Working backstage to gain political support for his proposal"
"many private deals were made backstage at the convention"

{adv: downhill} toward the bottom of a hill
"running downhill, he gained a lot of speed"

{adv: profitlessly, unprofitably, gainlessly} without gain or profit

{adv: unashamedly, shamelessly, barefacedly} without shame
"he unashamedly abandoned the project when he realized he would not gain from it"
<-> ashamedly

{n: Algeria, Algerie, Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria} a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean Sea with a population that is predominantly Sunni Muslim; colonized by France in the 19th century but gained autonomy in the early 1960s

{n: Bruce, Robert the Bruce, Robert I} King of Scotland from 1306 to 1329; defeated the English army under Edward II at Bannockburn and gained recognition of Scottish independence (1274-1329)

{n: Burkina Faso, Upper Volta} a desperately poor landlocked country in western Africa; was formerly Upper Volta under French rule but gained independence in 1960

{n: Gould, Jay Gould} United States financier who gained control of the Erie Canal and who caused a financial panic in 1869 when he attempted to corner the gold market (1836-1892)

{n: Hercules, Heracles, Herakles, Alcides} (classical mythology) a hero noted for his strength; performed 12 immense labors to gain immortality

{n: Houston, Sam Houston, Samuel Houston} United States politician and military leader who fought to gain independence for Texas from Mexico and to make it a part of the United States (1793-1863)

{n: Kirchhoff's laws} (physics) two laws governing electric networks in which steady currents flow: the sum of all the currents at a point is zero and the sum of the voltage gains and drops around any closed circuit is zero

{n: Monopoly} a board game in which players try to gain a monopoly on real estate as pieces advance around the board according to the throw of a die

{n: Nash equilibrium} (game theory) a stable state of a system that involves several interacting participants in which no participant can gain by a change of strategy as long as all the other participants remain unchanged

{n: Niger, Republic of Niger} a landlocked republic in West Africa; gained independence from France in 1960; most of the country is dominated by the Sahara Desert

{n: Nigeria, Federal Republic of Nigeria} a republic in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; gained independence from Britain in 1960; most populous African country

{n: Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, PFLP} a terrorist group of limited popularity formed in 1967 after the Six-Day War; combined Marxist-Leninist ideology with Palestinian nationalism; used terrorism to gain attention for their cause; hoped to eliminate the state of Israel

{n: Premium Bond} a government bond that bears no interest or capital gains but enters the holder into lotteries

{n: Revolutionary United Front, RUF} a terrorist group formed in the 1980s in Sierra Leone; seeks to overthrow the government and gain control of the diamond producing regions; responsible for attacks on civilians and children, widespread torture and murder and using children to commit atrocities; sponsored by the president of Liberia

{n: Saint Lucia, St. Lucia} a country on the island of Saint Lucia; gained independence from Great Britain in 1979

{n: Savonarola, Girolamo Savonarola} Italian religious and political reformer; a Dominican friar in Florence who preached against sin and corruption and gained a large following; he expelled the Medici from Florence but was later excommunicated and executed for criticizing the Pope (1452-1498)

{n: Sigurd} (Norse mythology) mythical Norse warrior hero who gains an accursed hoard of gold and was killed by Brynhild; Siegfried is the German counterpart

{n: Wallace, Sir William Wallace} Scottish insurgent who led the resistance to Edward I; in 1297 he gained control of Scotland briefly until Edward invaded Scotland again and defeated Wallace and subsequently executed him (1270-1305)

{n: Zambia, Republic of Zambia, Northern Rhodesia} a republic in central Africa; formerly controlled by Great Britain and called Northern Rhodesia until it gained independence within the commonwealth in 1964

{n: accession, rise to power} the act of attaining or gaining access to a new office or right or position (especially the throne)
"Elizabeth's accession in 1558"

{n: access} the act of approaching or entering
"he gained access to the building"

{n: acquirer} a corporation gaining financial control over another corporation or financial institution through a payment in cash or an exchange of stock

{n: addition, increase, gain} a quantity that is added
"there was an addition to property taxes this year"
"they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks"

{n: adiabatic process} (thermodynamics) any process that occurs without gain or loss of heat

{n: amplification, gain} the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input

{n: angler} a scheming person; someone who schemes to gain an advantage

{n: beachhead, foothold} an initial accomplishment that opens the way for further developments
"the town became a beachhead in the campaign to ban smoking outdoors"
"they are presently attempting to gain a foothold in the Russian market"

{n: bid, play} an attempt to get something
"they made a futile play for power"
"he made a bid to gain attention"

{n: biofeedback} a training program in which a person is given information about physiological processes (heart rate or blood pressure) that is not normally available with the goal of gaining conscious control of them

{n: blarney, coaxing, soft soap, sweet talk} flattery designed to gain favor

{n: blue ribbon, cordon bleu} an honor or award gained for excellence

{n: bribery, graft} the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage

{n: capital gains tax} a tax on capital gains
"he avoided the capital gains tax by short selling"

{n: capital gain} the amount by which the selling price of an asset exceeds the purchase price; the gain is realized when the asset is sold

{n: capture, gaining control, seizure} the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property

{n: chandelle} a flight maneuver consisting of a steep climbing turn executed to gain altitude while changing direction

{n: charm campaign} a campaign of flattery and friendliness (by a company, politician, etc.) to become more popular and gain support

{n: competition} a business relation in which two parties compete to gain customers
"business competition can be fiendish at times"

{n: corruptness, corruption} lack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery); use of a position of trust for dishonest gain
<-> incorruptness

{n: countercoup} a sudden and decisive overthrow of a government that gained power by a coup d'etat

{n: cracker} a programmer who `cracks' (gains unauthorized access to) computers, typically to do malicious things
"crackers are often mistakenly called hackers"

{n: divestiture} an order to an offending party to rid itself of property; it has the purpose of depriving the defendant of the gains of wrongful behavior
"the court found divestiture to be necessary in preventing a monopoly"

{n: down} (American football) a complete play to advance the football
"you have four downs to gain ten yards"

{n: escalader} someone who gains access by the use of ladders

{n: exchange} (chess) gaining (or losing) a rook in return for a knight or bishop
"black lost the exchange"

{n: fiduciary} a person who holds assets in trust for a beneficiary
"it is illegal for a fiduciary to misappropriate money for personal gain"

{n: financial gain} the amount of monetary gain

{n: fraud, fraudulence, dupery, hoax, humbug, put-on} something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage

{n: frequency-response curve, frequency-response characteristic} (electronics) a graph of frequency response with signal amplitude or gain plotted against frequency

{n: frontage road, service road} a local road that runs parallel to an expressway and allows local traffic to gain access to property

{n: gainer, weight gainer} a person who gains weight

{n: gainer} a person who gains (gains an advantage or gains profits)
"she was clearly the gainer in that exchange"

{n: gain} the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating
<-> loss

{n: gambler, risk taker} someone who risks loss or injury in the hope of gain or excitement

{n: gamble} money that is risked for possible monetary gain

{n: game theory, theory of games} (economics) a theory of competition stated in terms of gains and losses among opposing players

{n: giveaway} a gift of public land or resources for the private gain of a limited group

{n: gravity-assist} (spaceflight) a trajectory that passes close to a planetary body in order to gain energy from its gravitational field

{n: ground} a position to be won or defended in battle (or as if in battle)
"they gained ground step by step"
"they fought to regain the lost ground"

{n: growth stock} stock of a corporation that has had faster than average gains in earnings and is expected to continue to

{n: head linesman} a football official in charge of recording yardage gained or loss

{n: holdout} a negotiator who hopes to gain concessions by refusing to come to terms
"their star pitcher was a holdout for six weeks"

{n: income} the financial gain (earned or unearned) accruing over a given period of time
<-> outgo

{n: ingratiation, insinuation} the act of gaining acceptance or affection for yourself by persuasive and subtle blandishments
"she refused to use insinuation in order to gain favor"

{n: instrument, pawn, cat's-paw} a person used by another to gain an end

{n: intern, interne, houseman, medical intern} an advanced student or graduate in medicine gaining supervised practical experience (`houseman' is a British term)

{n: investor} someone who commits capital in order to gain financial returns

{n: ionic bond, electrovalent bond, electrostatic bond} a chemical bond in which one atom loses an electron to form a positive ion and the other atom gains to electron to form a negative ion

{n: ion} a particle that is electrically charged (positive or negative); an atom or molecule or group that has lost or gained one or more electrons

{n: knocker} a person who knocks (as seeking to gain admittance)
"open the door and see who the knocker is"

{n: leech, parasite, sponge, sponger} a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage

{n: leverage, leveraging} investing with borrowed money as a way to amplify potential gains (at the risk of greater losses)

{n: leverage, purchase} the mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever

{n: local road, local street} a street that is primarily used to gain access to the property bordering it

{n: logrolling} act of exchanging favors for mutual gain; especially trading of influence or votes among legislators to gain passage of certain projects

{n: loop gain} (telecommunication) the gain of a feedback amplifier or system as a function of how much output is fed back to the input
"if the loop gain is too great the system may go into oscillation"

{n: lore, traditional knowledge} knowledge gained through tradition or anecdote
"early peoples passed on plant and animal lore through legend"

{n: loss, red ink, red} the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue
"the company operated at a loss last year"
"the company operated in the red last year"
<-> gain

{n: maneuver, manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre} a move made to gain a tactical end

{n: manhole} a hole (usually with a flush cover) through which a person can gain access to an underground structure

{n: methyltestosterone} an androgenic compound contained in drugs that are used to treat testosterone deficiency and female breast cancer and to stimulate growth and weight gain

{n: naval campaign} an operation conducted primarily by naval forces in order to gain or extend or maintain control of the sea

{n: paper profit} an unrealized gain on an investment calculated by subtracting the investor's cost from the current market price
<-> paper loss

{n: party, political party} an organization to gain political power
"in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level"

{n: passer, forward passer} (football) a ball carrier who tries to gain ground by throwing a forward pass

{n: perception} knowledge gained by perceiving
"a man admired for the depth of his perception"

{n: personal identification number, PIN, PIN number} a number you choose and use to gain access to various accounts

{n: perversity, perverseness} deliberately deviating from what is good
"there will always be a few people who, through macho perversity, gain satisfaction from bullying and terrorism"

{n: ploce} (rhetoric) repetition to gain special emphasis or extend meaning

{n: politician} a schemer who tries to gain advantage in an organization in sly or underhanded ways

{n: price war, price competition} intense competition in which competitors cut retail prices to gain business

{n: profit, gain} the advantageous quality of being beneficial

{n: profitableness, profitability, gainfulness, lucrativeness} the quality of affording gain or benefit or profit
<-> unprofitability, unprofitableness

{n: proxy fight} a measure used by an acquirer to gain control of a takeover target; acquirer tries to persuade other shareholders that the management of the target should be replaced

{n: purchase} a means of exerting influence or gaining advantage
"he could get no purchase on the situation"

{n: questionnaire} a form containing a set of questions; submitted to people to gain statistical information

{n: recommendation, passport} any quality or characteristic that gains a person a favorable reception or acceptance or admission
"her pleasant personality is already a recommendation"
"his wealth was not a passport into the exclusive circles of society"

{n: reconnaissance plane} a military airplane used to gain information about an enemy

{n: reconnaissance, reconnaissance mission} the act of reconnoitring (especially to gain information about an enemy or potential enemy)
"an exchange of fire occurred on a reconnaissance mission"

{n: rusher} (football) a ball carrier who tries to gain ground by running with the ball

{n: sacrifice} personnel that are sacrificed (e.g., surrendered or lost in order to gain an objective)

{n: scholar, scholarly person, bookman, student} a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines

{n: scouting trip} an expedition undertaken to gain information

{n: scouting, exploratory survey, reconnoitering, reconnoitring} exploring in order to gain information
"scouting in enemy territory is very dangerous"

{n: seeking} an attempt to acquire or gain something

{n: sensationalist, ballyhoo artist} someone who uses exaggerated or lurid material in order to gain public attention

{n: sparring} an argument in which the participants are trying to gain some advantage

{n: speculator, plunger} someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains

{n: start, head start} advantage gained by an beginning early (as in a race)
"with an hour's start he will be hard to catch"

{n: stature} high level of respect gained by impressive development or achievement
"a man of great stature"

{n: stunt} a difficult or unusual or dangerous feat; usually done to gain attention

{n: sycophant, toady, crawler, lackey} a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage

{n: symbiosis, mutualism} the relation between two different species of organisms that are interdependent; each gains benefits from the other

{n: temporizer, temporiser} someone who temporizes; someone who tries to gain time or who waits for a favorable time

{n: trust, corporate trust, combine, cartel} a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service
"they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly"

{n: two-tier bid} a takeover bid where the acquirer offers to pay more for the shares needed to gain control than for the remaining shares

{n: unprofitableness, unprofitability} the quality of affording no gain or no benefit or no profit
<-> profitability, profitableness

{n: upstart, parvenu, nouveau-riche, arriviste} a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class

{n: vocational rehabilitation} providing training in a specific trade with the aim of gaining employment

{n: wash} any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out
"at the end of the year the accounting department showed that it was a wash"

{n: waste, wastefulness, dissipation} useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly
"if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste"
"mindless dissipation of natural resources"

{n: weight gaining} bodybuilding that increases muscle mass and body weight

{n: zero-sum game} a game in which the total of all the gains and losses is zero

{v: access, get at} reach or gain access to
"How does one access the attic in this house?"
"I cannot get to the T.V. antenna, even if I climb on the roof"

{v: achieve, accomplish, attain, reach} to gain with effort
"she achieved her goal despite setbacks"

{v: acquire, win, gain} win something through one's efforts
"I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"
"Gain an understanding of international finance"
<-> lose

{v: advance, gain} rise in rate or price
"The stock market gained 24 points today"

{v: appreciate, apprize, apprise, revalue} gain in value
"The yen appreciated again!"
<-> depreciate


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