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verb [transitive] net pronunciation in British English /net/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlenetting
past tensenetted
past participlenetted
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  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. 3
    to earn a particular amount of money after taxes or other costs have been removed
    The company netted over £5 million last year.
    See also gross1
  3. 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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