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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. 1
    to catch a fish or other animal in a net
  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.

  4. 5
    in sport, to hit or throw a ball into a net


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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