cast/spread one's net wide

Definition of cast/spread one's net wide

  1. :  to try many different things so that one will have the best chance of finding what one wants Companies are casting their nets wide in search of young, talented employees.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to cause to move or send forth by throwing

    :  direct

    :  to put forth

  1. :  an act of casting

    :  something that happens as a result of chance

    :  a throw of dice

  1. :  to open or expand over a larger area

    :  to stretch out :  extend

    :  to distribute over an area

  1. :  the act or process of spreading

    :  extent of spreading

    :  something spread out: such as

  1. :  an open-meshed fabric twisted, knotted, or woven together at regular intervals

    :  something made of net: such as

    :  a device for catching fish, birds, or insects

  1. :  to cover or enclose with or as if with a net

    :  to catch in or as if in a net

    :  to cover with or as if with a network

  1. :  free from all charges or deductions: such as

    :  remaining after the deduction of all charges, outlay, or loss — compare gross

    :  excluding all tare

  1. :  to receive by way of profit :  clear

    :  to produce by way of profit :  yield

    :  to get possession of :  gain

  1. :  a net amount, profit, weight, or price

    :  the score of a golfer in a handicap match after deducting his or her handicap from the gross score

    :  essence, gist

  1. :  having great extent :  vast

    :  extending over a vast area :  extensive

    :  comprehensive, inclusive

  1. :  over a great distance or extent :  widely

    :  so as to leave much space or distance between

    :  so as to pass at or clear by a considerable distance

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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