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.
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This is surprising because estimates of the effect sizes are easy to obtain, simply by dividing the raw score gains by the student-level standard deviation in score levels.
"In fact," says Daniels, "he took losses that exceeded his gains by $10,000 early last year.
Some funds intentionally avoid realizing gains, or offset any gains by taking losses.
Taxpayers can influence the timing of gains by including specific allocations of sales consideration in their sales documents.
Beyond the double taxation problem, there was the potential under the former regulations of prematurely triggering intercompany stock gains by means of an intragroup merger or spin-off; see former Regs.
You decide when to offset capital gains by taking losses.