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verb [transitive] net pronunciation in British English /net/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theynet
he/she/itnets
present participlenetting
past tensenetted
past participlenetted
  1. 2
    to manage to get or do something, usually by using clever methods

    He hopes to net some new clients on the golf course this weekend.

    The police investigation netted important new information about money laundering.

  2. 4
    to cover something with a net in order to protect it

    We netted the berry bushes to protect them from the birds.

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