gain on

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To obtain influence with.
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My good behaviour had so far gained on the emperor, that I began to conceive hopes of liberty.

Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'gain on':

gain onTo encroach on.
gain onTo win ground upon; to move faster than, as in a race or contest.
gain onTo get the better of; to have the advantage of.
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