netnounuk /net/ us /net/ plural -tt-
net noun (MATERIAL)
- The goalkeeper made a valiant dive for the ball, but couldn't stop it going in the net.
- There are laws there to protect the mentally ill, but now and then someone does slip through the net.
- The welfare state was set up to provide a safety net for the poor and needy.
- The police are tightening the net around the smugglers.
- You'll have to hit the ball quite high to get it over that net.
net noun (SPORT)
netverb [T]uk /net/ us /net/ -tt-
net verb [T] (CATCH)
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netadjective [before or after noun]-tt- UK also nett uk /net/ us /net/
- Having deducted costs we still made a net gain of five thousand pounds.
- The net result of the changes will be increased fares and reduced services for most rail travellers.
- The fund must buy its shares back for their approximate net asset value.
- What are your net earnings?
- The country's net exports have decreased.