名词:earner 动词过去式:earned 过去分词:earned 现在分词:earning 第三人称单数:earns
(a) get (money) by working 赚; 挣
10000 a year. 他一年赚10000英镑.
* She earned her living by singing in a nightclub. 她靠在夜总会唱歌谋生.
* earned/unearned income 劳动收入[非劳动收入].
(b) get (money) as a return on a loan or investment （贷款或投资）获得（利钱）
*Money earns more in a high interest account. 钱放在高利息的帐户里获利多.
2 [Tn, Dn.n] gain (sth deserved) in return for one's achievements, behaviour, etc （因自己的成就、行为等）得到（应得的事物）; 博得; 使得
*You've certainly earned your retirement. 你确已理当退休了.
* a well-earned rest 应得的休息
* His honesty earned him great respect. 他因诚实而博得人们的尊敬.
* His bad manners earned him a sharp rebuke. 他因为没有礼貌而受到责备.
3 (idm 习语) earn/turn an honest penny => honest. ,earn one's `keep work hard enough to cover the costs of one's food, accommodation, etc 挣钱维持生活.
1【money for work】2【profit】3【something deserved】4 earn your/its keep
[Language: Old English;Origin:
earnian]【MONEY FOR WORK】 [I and T]
to receive a particular amount of money for the work that you do He earns nearly £20,000 a year. You don't earn much money being a nurse. He did all sorts of jobs to earn a living . I was the only person in the house who was earning . She was earning good money at the bank. Chris will pay - he's earning a fortune .see usage notegain1 【PROFIT】 [T]
to make a profit from business or from putting money in a bank etc The movie earned £7 million on its first day. You could earn a higher rate of interest elsewhere.【SOMETHING DESERVED】 [T]a)
to do something or have qualities that make you deserve something I think you've earned a rest. He soon earned the respect of the players. He hopes to earn a place in the Olympic team. The company has earned a reputation for reliability.b)
if your actions or qualities earn you something, they make you deserve to have itearn sb sth That performance earned her an Oscar as Best Actress.earn your/its keepa)
to do jobs in return for being given a home and food We older children were expected to earn our keep.b)
to be useful enough to be worth the time or money spent These aircraft are still earning their keep.
COLLOCATES for sense 1earn moneyearn a wage/salaryearn a living
(=earn enough money for the things you need to live) earn a crustBritish English
(=earn enough money to live) be earningBrE
(=to have a job) earn good money/earn well
(=earn a lot of money) earn a fortune
(=earn an extremely large amount of money)
1. Easton looked alternatively at the list of debts and the three letters, and then he said, "I give you nearly every farthing I earn and I never interfere with anything, because I think it´s your part to attend to the house, but it seems to me yo 伊斯顿看了看债单，又看了看那三封信，然后说，“我差不多把挣来的每个子儿都交给你了，而且我也从来没有干涉过什么。因为我觉得持家是你的事儿。可是现在看来，你根本没有把家管好。”
2. For it is then almost ready to undertake heavy work and can begin to earn its keep straight away. 这个年龄的象差不多已能干重活，可以很快挣回饲养它的开支。
3. Would I sit on the governor's committee and try to do something about the thousands of welfare clients who, like me, could earn part or all of their own livings if they were allowed to do so, one step at a time? 数以千计像我这样的福利救济对象，如果允许的话，可以慢慢地负担自己的一部分甚至全部生活费用，对此，我会不会在州政府的委员会里尝试做点儿什么呢？
4. No, I want to earn some money too." 不行，我也得挣点钱。”
5. How much do you earn? 你挣多少钱？
6. High rates of inflation may raise prices to the point where women are forced to earn money themselves. 通货膨胀率的上升致使物价上升到了妇女不得不自己挣钱的地步。
7. She doesn´t earn much from her writing. 她写作得到的收入不多.
8. Modern industry is based on the conception of the maximum production at lowest cost, in order that an individual or a group of individuals may earn as much money as possible. 现代工业的基本概念是：以最低成本获取最多产品，为的是让某个个人或某一部分人尽可能多地赚钱。
9. I approve of your trying to earn some money. 我同意你去挣一些钱, 可是请不要误了功课.
10. I´m far from being competent. I can hardly earn any money. 我一点也不能干, 我几乎赚不到钱.