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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