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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To receive as pay for work done; to deserve or win because of hard work or good behavior; to get as profit.

Usage examples (37)
  • Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors.
  • I f you are intersted in earn extra money at home ...
  • All that these men earn is that much in their own pockets.
  • May we once again earn the trust you gave humanity so long ago. for more
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  • She wanted to "earn" (to receive payment for one's labor) praise by carving an "erne" (a European eagle) into the marble "urn" (a vase used as a receptacle for cremated ashes).
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