net

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net is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
net

Plural
nets

Someone throwing a net to catch fish
Two tennis players at the net
  1. A net is a thing made of ropes or string that lets small things through but keeps big things in.
    I forgot my fishing net. What will we use to catch fish now?
    The tennis player hit the ball into the net.


Verb[change]

Plain form
net

Third-person singular
nets

Past tense
netted

Past participle
netted

Present participle
netting

  1. To net something is to catch it in a net.
    He netted a big fish.