gain (something) by (doing something)

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gain (something) by (doing something)

To benefit in some way from doing something. Did you gain anything by picking a fight with your sister? I gained some peace of mind by finally telling the truth.
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gain something by doing something

to achieve some benefit by doing something. What did he gain by dropping out of school? I will gain some degree of security by investing in U.S. Treasury bonds.
See also: by, gain
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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