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tr.v. earned, earn·ing, earns
1. To gain especially for the performance of service, labor, or work: earned money by mowing lawns.
2. To acquire or deserve as a result of effort or action: She earned a reputation as a hard worker.
3. To yield as return or profit: a savings account that earns interest on deposited funds.
earn (one's) spurs/stripes
To gain a position through hard work and the accumulation of experience, often in the face of difficulties.

[Middle English ernen, from Old English earnian.]

earn′er n.
Synonyms: earn, deserve, merit, rate1, win
These verbs mean to gain as a result of one's behavior or effort: earns a large salary; deserves our thanks; a suggestion that merits consideration; an event that rates a mention in the news; a candidate who won wide support.
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A. N earnings (= wages) → sueldo msing, salario msing; (= income) → ingresos mpl; (= profits) → ganancias fpl, beneficios mpl
average earnings rose two percent last yearlos ingresos medios aumentaron un dos por ciento el año pasado
B. CPD earning potential Npotencial m de rentabilidad
earning power Npoder m adquisitivo
earnings related benefit Nprestación f calculada según los ingresos
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We fear, though, that we shall have much trouble in earning a living for ourselves.
The crime of not earning a living, in their case, is called vagrancy.
Thank God, you earn enough to keep us, though it is sometimes close work to pay for all the oats and hay, the license, and the rent besides; but Harry will soon be earning something, and I would rather struggle on harder than we do than go back to those horrid times when you hardly had a minute to look at your own children, and we never could go to a place of worship together, or have a happy, quiet day.
'But he hadn't,' said Eugene, drawing a lady's head upon his writing-paper, and touching it at intervals, 'the opportunity then of earning so much money, you see.'
Say there is anything again earning it." This I put to myself strong, as in duty bound; "how can it be said without blaming Lawyer Lightwood for offering it to be earned?" And was it for ME to blame Lawyer Lightwood?
I think I should have shown a strong vocation in boyhood, crushed by the will of his father or sacrificed to the necessity of earning a living; I should have pictured him impatient of the restraints of life; and in the struggle between his passion for art and the duties of his station I could have aroused sympathy for him.
But despite these cases it is more common for men to be earning more than women from their course one year after they graduate, and the gaps in favour of men are usually far greater.
RECENT female graduates from Welsh universities are earning thousands of pounds less than their male counterparts - even when they've studied the same subject at the same uni.
Female Computing graduates from Birmingham City Uni were earning PS2,200 more than men a year, while those who graduated Sport and Exercise Sciences from Newman University were on PS1,600 more.
Today, Marriott International's travel program, Marriott Bonvoyao, launches its second global promotion of 2019, "Endless Earning." By registering for the promotion, members will be rewarded with 1,500 bonus points on stays of two nights or more across all 7,000 participating Marriott Bonvoy properties from leading hotel brands located in 131 countries and territories.
The new financial year brings good tidings for some 160,000 teachers as they are set to start earning new salaries from next month.
It really does not matter as long as they are both earning well to take care of the family.