profit

prof|it1 W1S1 [ˈprɔfıt US ˈpra:-] n
[Date: 1200-1300; : Old French; Origin: Latin profectus, past participle of proficere; PROFICIENT]
1.) [U and C]
money that you gain by selling things or doing business, after your costs have been paid
≠ ↑loss
→↑revenue
Our daily profit is usually around $500.
She sold the business and bought a farm with the profits.
They sold their house at a healthy profit .
Few independent movies turn a profit .
The property company made a huge profit on the deal.
Profits are up by a third.
Marston's profits rose last year to $17 million.
The group's pre-tax profits slumped to £25.5m.
They were able to report a small trading profit .
2.) [U] formal
an advantage that you gain from doing something
There's no profit in letting meetings drag on.
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COLLOCATES for sense 1
at a profit
make/earn/turn a profit
big/huge/healthy/substantial/handsome/hefty profit (=a large profit)
profits are up/down
profits rise/increase/grow
profits soar/leap (=profits increase by a lot)
profits fall/drop
profits slump/plunge (=profits fall by a lot)
boost profits (=make them increase)
maximize profits (=get as much profit as possible)
net profit (=after tax and costs are paid)
gross profit (=before tax and costs are paid)
pre-tax profit (=before tax is paid)
trading/operating profit
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profit 2
profit2 v [I and T]
1.) formal to be useful or helpful to someone
profit sb to do sth
It might profit you to learn about the company before your interview.
profit by/from
There are lessons in these stories that all children can profit by.
2.) to get money from doing something
profit by/from
Some industries, such as shipbuilding, clearly profited from the war.

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