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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 ?
But we are always judging, 'that's not well- that's not right!' Our luck is like water in a dragnet: you pull at it and it bulges, but when you've drawn it out it's empty!
Every time he did anything the terrorists in the vicinity were gathered in by the police dragnet, and many of them were executed.
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority's (PTA) content monitoring and restriction dragnet is twofold.
A team of the police 3rd Maneuver Platoon and the Jones police station will conduct a dragnet operation to arrest the suspects.
When examined, Talusan said the grenades were all replicas of Stielhan dragnet, Mills bomb and an M67 grenade that was made of resin 'but looks real enough.'
Tina Luongo, attorney-in-charge at the Legal Aid Society, said Friday that New York City police approached Lewis "to obtain a DNA swab as part of a race-biased dragnet" while hunting for Vetrano's killer.
Laxa, 35, a resident of Cecilia Heights in Buhangin, and Castillo, 23, resident of Deca Homes in Barangay Cabantian, were arrested in a dragnet led by DCPO deputy director for operations, Supt.
Following the attack, Sapitula said that a province-wide dragnet operation is underway while an all-points bulletin has been raised to all municipal police stations to possibly intercept the suspects.
figure By JAMES KAHONGEH Dutch national Hans Egon Dieter Vriens may have ducked arrest for two years, but the police dragnet finally caught up with him in Kasarani Thursday, where he was arrested for crimes related to sexual assault.
The still unidentified man, aged 25 to 30, allegedly fought back during a dragnet operation at Tala Cemetery in Barangay 176 at past midnight.
'It is evident that there are other magistrates who escaped this dragnet,' he said, adding that a law would be introduced to raise the bar for aspiring magistrates.
PARIS -- Several people are currently being held as hostages at gunpoint inside a store in southern France, amid shooting and a dragnet enforced by government security personnel.