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Definition of mesh noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] material made of threads of plastic rope or wire that are twisted together like a net wire mesh over the door of the cage Nets should have fine meshes to trap small particles.
  2. 2[countable, usually singular] a complicated situation or system that it is difficult to escape from synonym She felt trapped in a mesh of loyalty and guilt.
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