Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Earn or (especially in informal styles) get/make (a sum of) money by going to work, from investments, etc. (NOT gain): ‘She earns $ 4,000 a month.’ ‘Without a job, it’s impossible to earn any money.’

Gain= (1) derive a benefit from: ‘She gained from his vast experience.’(2) increase (one’s body weight): ‘She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising.’ (3) increase or develop: ‘The religious movement gained momentum.’ (4) rise in rate or price: ‘The stock market gained 24 points today.’

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