gain in (something)

gain in (something)

To achieve more of some thing or attribute. Even just working there a year, I gained in knowledge of how the industry really works. That timid little girl has certainly gained in confidence over the course of the school year.
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gain in something

to advance in a particular quality. Todd grew in stature and gained in wisdom. Mary gained in experience as the weeks went on.
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gain in

v.
To increase with respect to something: The athlete gained in strength, but lost in agility.
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