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nets

noun (1)
plural of net

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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

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2 a device or scheme for capturing another by surprise
  • drug runners caught in an elaborate net set by the police

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3 something that catches and holds
  • caught in a net of palace intrigues

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nets

noun (2)
plural of net

Synonyms & Antonyms of nets (Entry 2 of 4)

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

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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

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nets

verb (1)
present tense third-person singular of net

Synonyms & Antonyms of nets (Entry 3 of 4)

1 to catch or hold as if in a net
  • the kite was stubbornly netted in the branches of the willow tree

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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

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nets

verb (2)
present tense third-person singular of net

Synonyms & Antonyms of nets (Entry 4 of 4)

to receive after charges and deductions have been made
  • the entrepreneur netted millions on that deal

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“Nets.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/nets. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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