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
References in classic literature ?
Well, as you please, I even gain something by it, for I no longer see that wicked smile of yours.
''Is it possible that we would gain something by directly intervening in the market?
Among the long list of things that make me naturally suspicious are the claims of people who stand to gain something by persuading me to accept their position.