gainstrive

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EtymologyEdit

From gain- +‎ strive.

VerbEdit

gainstrive (third-person singular simple present gainstrives, present participle gainstriving, simple past gainstrived or gainstrove, past participle gainstrived or gainstriven)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To strive against; to resist, oppose. [16th century]
  2. (obsolete, intransitive) To resist; to fight back. [16th century]

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