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Definition of net verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they net
    he / she / it nets
    past simple netted
    -ing form netting
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  1. 1net something to earn an amount of money as a profit after you have paid tax on it The sale of paintings netted $17,000.
  2. 2net something to catch something, especially fish, in a net
  3. 3net somebody/something to catch someone or obtain something in a skillful way A swoop by customs officers netted a large quantity of drugs.
  4. 4net something to kick or hit a ball into the goal synonym score He has netted 21 goals so far this season.
  5. 5net something to cover something with a net or nets It is a good idea to net the strawberry plants.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: net