earn

Part of speech: verb

To gain as a recompense for labor; merit.

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Usage examples "earn":

  1. You are sure I can earn enough to pay for what we'll need to eat between now and spring? - "Dick in the Desert", James Otis.
  2. I helped you earn it. - "Country Neighbors", Alice Brown.
  3. But though I do say it, sir, I think I make myself useful to Mr. Benson, and earn my keep and the few shillings he gives me. - "The Shrieking Pit", Arthur J. Rees.