"earning" in the verb sense
1. gain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in
earn on some commercial or business transaction earn as salary or wages
"How much do you make a month in your new job?"
"She earns a lot in her new job"
"this merger brought in lots of money"
"He clears $5,000 each month"
2. earn, garner, win
acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions
"its beauty won Paris the name 'City of Lights'"
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