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gain entrance

To enter a place or location upon acquiring permission or a means of access. After getting the security guard's attention, we were able to gain entrance to the building.
See also: entrance, gain
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"How do you explain that, on the night of the murder of the keeper," the President asked, turning to Rouletabille, "the murderer brought back the papers stolen from Monsieur Stangerson?--How do you explain how the murderer gained entrance into Mademoiselle Stangerson's locked room?"
According to an eye witness account the shooting started from outside the stadium but they later gained entrance into the main bowl of the stadium, firing several gun shots into the air.
41A Lawal Aliyu Road, Barnawa area in Kaduna metropolis The Kaduna State Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo confirmed the incident saying the command received information through DPO Barnawa Division Kaduna that two unidentified persons gained entrance into Idris residence.
Investigations carried out by the police indicated the culprits gained entrance to the clubhouse through the back door.
The shooting immediately raised questions about how the man gained entrance to the courthouse with a weapon, given that visitors must pass through metal detectors.
With the launching of a joint logistic project in China's Lian Yungang port, Kazakhstan gained entrance to the Pacific region.
According to police, the perpetrator gained entrance to the shed, ripped the cabinet off the wall and made off with the contents.When the DPW notified town hall of the theft, residents were notified that, if they used a check at the transfer station, they should check their accounts.
As a product of a single-parent family (my father died when I was 11), I went to Ebbw Vale Grammar School and, together with three of my classmates that year, gained entrance to Imperial College.
The cops gained entrance into Veal's house through rear window in her semi-detached home in Crow Arch Lane, by using a ladder, to find her extremely decomposed body and a number of dead cats and dogs along with a few alive ones.
The two-dozen activists had hoped to stand outside the chapel at Mary-knoll headquarters before Sunday services to "invite those entering the chapel to sign a petition supporting Father Roy," but "never gained entrance to the grounds of Mary-knoll," Dowling wrote in the letter.
HOUSEHOLDERS throughout Merseyside will be united in their support of the brave Wirral pensioner who fought off two raiders after they had gained entrance to his home.
In his Grade Five Scholarship Exam, he gained entrance to the Ananda College, Colombo and began to pursue his higher studies.
AT the beginning of April, 1962, news filtered through that no fewer than 10 Greenhead High School girls had gained entrance to London University to read for honours degrees.
"They gained entrance to the bridge using the threat of their guns.