gain accessIt can be used to gain access to libraries or computer rooms in the buildings.
order to gainFoals have to become part of the herd immediately after birth in order to gain the protection of the herd from lions and hyenas.
fail to gainShould a party polling a majority of votes fail to gain a majority of seats in the House, extra seats are allocated until a majority of one seat is achieved.
weight gainThe main effect of the adult worms is to cause production loss in terms of diminished weight gain.
attempt to gainIt was probably effective the first time, but now it is looked on as a desperate move, a last ditch attempt to gain attention.
gain entryLast season, Dungannon won the Ulster League which qualified them for a ‘round-robin’ series with the other provincial winners in a bid to gain entry to the AIL .
capital gainNordic Capital, with a 20% holding, has put its capital gain at SK200m.
gain experienceShe was studying modern languages and had spent the previous year working in France to gain experience.
net gainIn overall terms, there was a net gain of 9 per cent in the population of rural districts between 1951 and 1961, mainly owing to overspill from towns like Darlington and some growth in market towns such as Barnard Castle.
gain controlIt was only another instance of his drive to gain control, she told herself.
able to gainHe seems to be on talking terms with the creator and is able to gain permission to tempt Job in a number of horrible ways.
gain or lossBy s.21(1), above, the gain or loss need not be for the accused or to the victim.
gain under(2.2): It is to conduct the phase current (2 A) and must have the highest possible current gain under saturated conditions.
gain confidenceShe will gain confidence in communication and management skills, and her own knowledge will be tested.
stand to gainAs one vice-chancellor said to New Scientist this week, ‘a government scientist does not stand to gain anything by backing a successful idea.
use to gain
expect to gainThe rich and any poor (risk-averse) non-participants cannot expect to gain from any revolution and will be happy to see potential revolutionaries bought off.
gain greaterSpecifying ANDF alongside standards such as X/Open and GOSIP would allow users to fulfill their hardware and software requirements and gain greater leverage over suppliers in procurement deals, says Robertson.
gain weightOn ceasing smoking many people gain weight, which can be 10lb (4.5kg) or even more.
need to gainThey need to gain confidence and the child needs the opportunity to learn how the parent can establish limits.