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drag·net

 (drăg′nĕt′)
n.
1. A system of coordinated procedures for apprehending criminal suspects or other wanted persons.
2.
a. A net for trawling; a trawl.
b. A net for catching small game.

dragnet

(ˈdræɡˌnɛt)
n
1. (General Engineering) a heavy or weighted net used to scour the bottom of a pond, river, etc, as when searching for something
2. (Law) any system of coordinated efforts by police forces to track down wanted persons

drag•net

(ˈdrægˌnɛt)

n.
1. a net to be drawn along the bottom of a stream to catch fish, or along the ground for small game.
2. an interlinked system for finding or catching someone.
[1535–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dragnet - a system of coordinated measures for apprehending (criminals or other individuals); "caught in the police dragnet"
system, scheme - a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; "a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"
2.dragnet - a conical fishnet dragged through the water at great depthsdragnet - a conical fishnet dragged through the water at great depths
fishing net, fishnet - a net that will enclose fish when it is pulled in
Translations

dragnet

[ˈdrægnet] N
1. (= net) → red f de arrastre, red f barredera
2. (fig) (by police) → operación f policial de captura, emboscada f
3. (US) (Pol) → dragadora f

dragnet

[ˈdrægnɛt] n
(= fishing net) → drège f
(= combing of area) → piège m, coup m de filet

dragnet

n (for fish) → Schleppnetz nt; (= police hunt)groß angelegte Polizeiaktion

dragnet

[ˈdrægˌnɛt] nrete f a strascico; (fig) → rastrellamento
References in classic literature ?
Every time he did anything the terrorists in the vicinity were gathered in by the police dragnet, and many of them were executed.
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Ray Anthony and his band had a huge hit with the theme from Dragnet - a very popular show of the 1950s.
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The letter, sent by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, said that in the 30 years since the Justice Department issued guidelines governing its subpoena practice for journalist phone records, "none of us can remember an instance where such an overreaching dragnet for news gathering materials was deploye.
The new findings, in the reward circuit of mouse and human brains, have spurred a high tech dragnet for compounds that boost the action of a key gene regulator there, called deltaFosB.
The dragnet -- starting early on Thursday afternoon and continuing into the evening -- stopped traffic around Ben-Gurion Airport, on the highway between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.