Definición de earn en inglés:


Saltos de línea: earn
Pronunciación: /əːn


[with object]
  • 1Obtain (money) in return for labour or services: he earns his living as a lorry driver [with two objects]: earn yourself a few pounds
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    • He earns his living as a British Telecom engineer.
    • It is not only how he gets his pleasure but also how he earns his living.
    • She earns her living solely from painting, and her work hangs in important private and corporate collections in Trinidad and Jamaica.
    be paid, receive a salary of, take home, take home earnings of, gross; receive, get, make, obtain, draw, clear, collect, bring in
    informal pocket, bank, rake in, pull in, haul in, net, bag
  • 1.1 [with two objects] (Of an activity) cause (someone) to obtain (money): this latest win earned them $50,000 in prize money
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    • If an activity doesn't earn you money, or make you rich, then there is no value attached to it.
    • Completing missions swiftly earns you money with which to upgrade your squad with more experienced operatives.
    • He eked out a precarious living chiefly by writing short stories, some of which won praise but none of which earned him significant money.
  • 1.2(Of capital invested) gain (money) as interest or profit: the dollars can be placed on deposit and earn interest
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    • The fund earns capital gains and losses from shares and not fixed interest.
    • It is a performance bond deposit that earns interest because it is usually held in the form of short-term Treasury bills.
    • Instead of having a current account that earns no interest, and a mortgage account on which you pay interest, the First Active Current Account Mortgage combines the two.


earn one's corn

British informal Put in a lot of effort to show that one deserves one’s wages.
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  • In truth the youngsters are providing some of the best racing seen at the venue in a long while and the eventual winner will have certainly earned their corn.
  • A former high-class handicapper on the Flat for Sir Mark Prescott, Chivalry earned his corn over hurdles last winter and is now set to tackle fences.
  • And it was at this stage that Stephen Havern earned his corn, the keeper making several fine blocks at feet.

earn one's keep

Work in return for food and accommodation.
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  • Mother has been complaining that since I don't contribute any money to the household I should be earning my keep through domestic work.
  • If they were, then they would have been earning their keep and fending for themselves, like everyone else is supposed to do.
  • He has very little business this time of year, so it makes sure the stableboys are earning their keep.
Be worth the time or money spent on one: his media advisers were earning their keep
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  • I have long been of the opinion that there is always a group of stars who are paid a whole lot of money, but who earn their keep.
  • He earns his keep with a subtle musical touch that gradually becomes the overwhelming reason why you'll love this record.
  • Sounds like the drug lobbyists are earning their keep.

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earn something out

(Of an author, book, recording artist, etc.) generate sufficient income through sales to equal the amount paid in an advance or royalty.
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  • For your first novel the sales figures they want are the ones that earn out your advance.
  • I can also assure you that most books never earn out their advance.
  • The distinguished lady novelist who boasted proudly that her books always earned out their advances.


Old English earnian, of West Germanic origin, from a base shared by Old English esne 'labourer'.

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