net noun

ADJ. fine, fine-mesh | safety | fishing | mosquito

VERB + NET mend The fishermen were mending their nets. | cast, spread (out) | haul in | slip through (often figurative) We tried to contact all former students but one or two slipped through the net.

PREP. in a/the ~ Unfortunately the animals are often caught in fishing nets. | into a/the ~ The ball went into the net. | over the ~ to hit the ball over the net