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gain access

This page is about the collocation gain access

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to get into a place, or be given access to something or someone

For example

  • The police used an open window to gain access to the house.

  • It isn't easy to gain access to someone as important as the president.

Note:
Related collocations include "gain entry" and "gain admittance"

Quick Quiz

To gain access to the crime scene, police had to show

a. their badges

b. their handcuffs

c. their accessories

Contributor: Matt Errey