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  ( gains    plural & 3rd person present)   ( gaining    present participle)   ( gained    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If a person or place gains something such as an ability or quality, they gradually get more of it.  
Students can gain valuable experience by working on the campus radio or magazine...      V n  
While it has lost its tranquility, the area has gained in liveliness.      V in n  
2       verb   If you gainfrom something such as an event or situation, you get some advantage or benefit from it.  
The company didn't disclose how much it expects to gain from the two deals...      V n from/by n/-ing  
There is absolutely nothing to be gained by feeling bitter...      V n from/by n/-ing  
It is sad that a major company should try to gain from other people's suffering.      V from n  
3       verb   To gain something such as weight or speed means to have an increase in that particular thing.,   (Antonym: lose)    Some people do gain weight after they stop smoking...      V n  
She gained some 25lb in weight during her pregnancy.      V amount  
      Gain is also a noun., n-var   usu with supp   (=increase)  
Excessive weight gain doesn't do you any good.     
4       verb   If you gain something, you obtain it, especially after a lot of hard work or effort.   (=obtain)  
They realise that passing exams is no longer enough to gain a place at university...      V n  
5    If you do something for gain, you do it in order to get some advantage or profit for yourself, and for no other reason.  
FORMAL  
for gain      phrase   PHR after v     (disapproval)    ...buying art solely for financial gain.     
6    If something such as an idea or an ideal gains ground, it gradually becomes more widely known or more popular.  
gain ground      phrase   V inflects  
The Christian right has been steadily gaining ground in state politics.     
7    If you do something in order to gain time, you do it in order to give yourself enough time to think of an excuse or a way out of a difficult situation.  
gain time      phrase   V inflects, oft PHR to-inf  
I hoped to gain time by keeping him talking.      gain on      phrasal verb   If you gain on someone or something that is moving in front of you, you gradually get closer to them.  
The Mercedes began to gain on the van.      V P n  
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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…
neologism ... created on some blog
n.
1 of the Femur bone neck shaft 2 of the femoral artery 3 femoral arterial access
n.
a digital method to shift or attribute the ownership and rights of online access to one’s online assts to another.
[Tech.]
o.
Cyber Legacy Locker is the safe and secure way to pass encrypted access key of online accounts to authorized assignee.
[Leg.];[Tech.] passing access key of online account to friends or love ones
n.
Cyberextortion is online crime threatening to attack a person coupled with demand of illegal gains to stop the attack
[Leg.];[Tech.] online threat to gain illegal gains
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