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Sense: 1
Date: 1700-1800
Origin: NET2
Sense: 2-4
Date: 1500-1600
Origin: NET1

net

3 verb
     
net3 W2 past tense and past participle netted, present participle netting
1 [transitive] informalBFBB to earn a particular amount of money as a profit after tax has been paid:
I was netting around $64,000 a year.
2 [transitive] to succeed in getting something, especially by using your skill:
The company has recently netted several large contracts.
An undercover sweep netted 22 suspects in one evening.
3 [intransitive and transitive] informalDS to hit or kick the ball into the net in sport [↪ score]:
Sheringham has netted nine goals for United so far this season.
4DSO [transitive] to catch a fish in a net:
We netted three fish in under an hour.

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