gain = 'develop'

Charles C Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Thu Nov 15 14:27:21 UTC 2012

Perhaps, more specifically (in a semantic sense), "gain" < "acquire" or the like?


From: American Dialect Society [ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] on behalf of Jonathan Lighter [wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM]
Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 5:43 PM


Cites from Wikipedia reflect the true vox populi: :  "He was introduced to marijuana at
a young age, among other drugs, ultimately gaining an addiction to heroin
in his teen years."


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