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net

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of net

  1. 1 a fabric made of strands loosely twisted, knotted, or woven together at regular intervals <the basketball didn't go into the basket—it just hit the net> Synonyms mesh, netting, network Related Words web, webbing; grille (also grill), lattice, screen, screening, wirework; bobbinet, Brussels lace, filigree, fishnet, lace, marquisette, tulle

  2. 2 a device or scheme for capturing another by surprise <drug runners caught in an elaborate net set by the police> Synonyms ambush, net, snare, webRelated Words enmeshment, entanglement, entrapment, envelopment; booby trap, catch, hazard, land mine, pitfall, snag; artifice, cheat, cheating, deception, double-dealing, duplicity, ploy, ruse, subterfuge, trick

  3. 3 something that catches and holds <caught in a net of palace intrigues> Synonyms entanglement, mesh(es), morass, net, noose, quagmire, quicksand, snare, tanglement, toil(s), trapRelated Words knot, snarl, tangle; cat's cradle, labyrinth, maze; cobweb, spiderweb




net

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of net

  1. 1 the amount of money left when expenses are subtracted from the total amount received <his net for the year was about 60% of his total income> Synonyms earnings, gain, lucre, net, payoff, proceeds, returnRelated Words cleanup, killing, windfall; bottom line; gross, sales; compensation, emolument, income, pay, payment, remittal, requital, salary, wages; interest, return, revenue, yieldNear Antonyms charge, cost, disbursement, expenditure, expense, loss, outgo, outlay

  2. 2 the central part or aspect of something under consideration <the net of the report on race relations is that things are better but not good enough> Synonyms bottom line, bull's-eye, centerpiece, core, essence, gist, heart, kernel, keynote, meat, meat and potatoes, net, nub, nubbin, nucleus, pith, pivot, point, root, sumRelated Words course, direction, drift, tenor; body, content, substance; hypothesis, proposition, purport, subject, theme, thesis




net

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of net

  1. 1 to catch or hold as if in a net <the kite was stubbornly netted in the branches of the willow tree> Synonyms catch up, enmesh (also immesh), ensnare, ensnarl, entoil, entrap, mesh, net, snare, tangle, trapRelated Words bag, birdlime, capture, collar; embroil, implicate, involve, mireNear Antonyms detach, disengage, extricate; clear, free, liberateAntonyms disentangle, untangle

  2. 2 to take physical control or possession of (something) suddenly or forcibly <a police sting that netted drug dealers from all parts of the city> Synonyms bag, capture, collar, cop [slang], corral, get, glom, grab, grapple, hook, land, nab, nail, net, nobble [British slang], rap, seize, snag, snap (up), snare, snatch, trapRelated Words glove, halter, lasso, rope; apprehend, arrest, detain; bay, corner; clasp, clutch, fasten (on), fist, grasp, grip, hold, latch (on or onto), secure; rend, wrest; enmesh (also immesh), ensnare, entangle, entrap, mesh; abduct, kidnap, spirit (away or off)Near Antonyms discharge, free, liberate, release; drop, loosen, unhandAntonyms miss




net

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of net

  1. to receive after charges and deductions have been made <the entrepreneur netted millions on that deal> Synonyms clear Related Words earn, gain, garner, get, make, realize; cash in (on), rake (in); clean up Near Antonyms gross




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