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gain  


      vb  
1    achieve, acquire, advance, attain, bag, build up, capture, collect, enlist, gather, get, glean, harvest, improve, increase, land, net, obtain, pick up, procure, profit, realize, reap, score     (slang)   secure, win, win over  
2    acquire, bring in, clear, earn, get, make, net, obtain, produce, realize, win, yield  
3      (usually with)       on:  
a    approach, catch up with, close with, get nearer, narrow the gap, overtake  
b    draw or pull away from, get farther away, leave behind, outdistance, recede, widen the gap  
4    arrive at, attain, come to, get to, reach  
5    gain time      delay, procrastinate, stall, temporize, use delaying tactics  
      n  
6    accretion, achievement, acquisition, advance, advancement, advantage, attainment, benefit, dividend, earnings, emolument, growth, headway, improvement, income, increase, increment, lucre, proceeds, produce, profit, progress, return, rise, winnings, yield  
  
Antonyms     
,       vb   fail, forfeit, lose, worsen  
      n   damage, forfeiture, injury, loss, privation  
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gains, gamin, grain, gainful

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exp.
expression used to point out that one has to struggle or suffer to achieve his goal
Jason: Damn it! I can't take it anymore. This exercise is killing me! Ray: Yeah but it’ll help you lose weight. Don't you know? No pain, no gain!
n.
a person paid by the state to work in the interests of the nation who considers it to be a ‘right’ to be able abuse his or her authority to ensure personal gain for himself or herself at the expense of the nation…
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