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Gain
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Gain as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

26 November 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Quick Crossword

We found 38 answers for the crossword clue 'Gain', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Quick Crossword.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Gain a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Gain as an answer itself some 149 times.

Gain is a single word clue made up of 4 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Quick Crossword' on Friday, 26 November 2021 with the answer being WIN, we also found WIN to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Increase (one's body weight); "She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising"
  • Increase or develop; "the peace movement gained momentum"; "the car gathers speed"
  • 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"
  • Obtain advantages, such as points, etc.; "The home team was gaining ground"; "After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference"
  • Win something through one's efforts; "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance"
  • Rise in rate or price; "The stock market gained 24 points today"
  • Derive a benefit from; "She profited from his vast experience"
  • The amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating
  • Obtain; "derive pleasure from one's garden"
  • The amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input
  • The advantageous quality of being beneficial
  • Reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"
  • Earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; "How much do you make a month in your new job?"; "She earns a lot in her new job"; "this merger brought in lots of money"; "He clears $5,000 each month"

Anagrams

We found 3 anagrams for the word 'Gain'.

  • Inga Any tree or shrub of the genus Inga having pinnate leaves and showy usually white flowers; cultivated as ornamentals
  • naig
  • ngai

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

GET
A return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent

HIT
(baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball); "he came all the way around on Williams' hit"

WIN
A victory (as in a race or other competition); "he was happy to get the win"

4 Letters

ALAP

EARN
Earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; "How much do you make a month in your new job?"; "She earns a lot in her new job"; "this merger brought in lots of money"; "He clears $5,000 each month"

MAKE
The act of mixing cards haphazardly

REAP
Gather, as of natural products; "harvest the grapes"

5 Letters

AVAIL
A means of serving; "of no avail"; "there's no help for it"

CLEAR
A clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water; "finally broke out of the forest into the open"

PUTON
Increase (one's body weight); "She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising"

REACH
The act of physically reaching or thrusting out

6 Letters

ACCRUE
Grow by addition; "The interest accrues"

ATTAIN
To gain with effort; "she achieved her goal despite setbacks"

DERIVE
Develop or evolve from a latent or potential state

GATHER
The act of gathering something

OBTAIN
Be valid, applicable, or true; "This theory still holds"

PROFIT
Derive a benefit from; "She profited from his vast experience"

PULLIN
Get or bring together; "accumulate evidence"

TAKEIN
Make (clothes) smaller; "Please take in this skirt--I've lost weight"

UPSIDE
The highest or uppermost side of anything; "put your books on top of the desk"; "only the top side of the box was painted"

7 Letters

ACHIEVE
To gain with effort; "she achieved her goal despite setbacks"

ACQUIRE
Win something through one's efforts; "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance"

ADVANCE
The act of moving forward (as toward a goal)

BENEFIT
Something that aids or promotes well-being; "for the benefit of all"

BRINGIN
Be sold for a certain price; "The painting brought $10,000"; "The old print fetched a high price at the auction"

REALISE
Make real or concrete; give reality or substance to; "our ideas must be substantiated into actions"

REALIZE
Make real or concrete; give reality or substance to; "our ideas must be substantiated into actions"

8 Letters

ADDITION
A component that is added to something to improve it; "the addition of a bathroom was a major improvement"; "the addition of cinnamon improved the flavor"

ARRIVEAT
Reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"

GETAHEAD
Obtain advantages, such as points, etc.; "The home team was gaining ground"; "After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference"

INCREASE
The act of increasing something; "he gave me an increase in salary"

PROGRESS
Gradual improvement or growth or development; "advancement of knowledge"; "great progress in the arts"

9 Letters

PULLAHEAD
Obtain advantages, such as points, etc.; "The home team was gaining ground"; "After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference"

10 Letters

APPRECIATE
Increase the value of; "The Germans want to appreciate the Deutsche Mark"

GAINGROUND
Obtain advantages, such as points, etc.; "The home team was gaining ground"; "After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference"

11 Letters

ACQUISITION
The act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something; "the acquisition of wealth"; "the acquisition of one company by another"

MAKEHEADWAY
Obtain advantages, such as points, etc.; "The home team was gaining ground"; "After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference"

13 Letters

AMPLIFICATION
Addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail; "a few remarks added in amplification and defense"; "an elaboration of the sketch followed"

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