net 1 (nĕt)
tr.v. net·ted, net·ting, nets
1. To catch or ensnare in a net: net fish.
2. To acquire or obtain: an investment that netted a hefty profit; a personal ad that netted a dozen responses.
3. To cover, protect, or surround with a net or network: "The heart [is] netted with a maze of curving blood vessels that send blood through it in swirling patterns"
a. To hit (the ball) into the net, as in volleyball.
b. To shoot (the ball or puck) into the goal, as in soccer or hockey.
c. To score (a goal).
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