gain
noun
  1. an increase, or the act of becoming larger

  2. an increase in profit, price, or value

    Examples
  3. money made by a company which is not from the company's usual trading

verb
  1. to get or to obtain

    Example

    She gained some useful experience working in a bank.

    Usage
    to gain Control of a business
    to buy more than 50 per cent of the shares so that you can direct the business
  2. to rise in value

    Example

    The dollar gained six points on the foreign exchange markets.

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