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English verb: turn a profit

1. turn a profit (possession) make a profit; gain money or materially

SamplesThe company has not profited from the merger.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)bring in, clear, earn, gain, make, pull in, realise, realize, take in

Narrower (hyponym)clean up, line one's pockets, turn a nice dime, turn a nice dollar, turn a nice penny

Antonymsbreak even, turn a loss, lose

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