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trawl

 (trôl)
n.
1. A trawl net.
2. See setline.
3.
a. An act of trawling, as for fish.
b. An act of searching for or examining something: A trawl of local records produced some leads.
v. trawled, trawl·ing, trawls
v.tr.
1. To catch (fish) with a trawl.
2. To fish (an area) with a trawl.
3.
a. To search (an area) or go to (different places) in search of something: trawled the shops for a bargain.
b. To make an examination of something: trawled the archives for a manuscript.
v.intr.
1. To fish with a trawl.
2. To troll.
3.
a. To search for or try to acquire something: a contractor trawling for day laborers.
b. To make an examination of something: trawling through a writer's papers.

[Possibly Middle English trawelle, perhaps from Middle Dutch tragel, dragnet, possibly from Latin trāgula, from trahere, to drag. V. tr., sense 3a, and v. intr., sense 2, influenced by troll.]

trawl

(trɔːl)
n
1. (Fishing) Also called: trawlnet a large net, usually in the shape of a sock or bag, drawn at deep levels behind special boats (trawlers)
2. (Fishing) Also called: trawl line a long line to which numerous shorter hooked lines are attached, suspended between buoys. See also setline, trotline
3. (Fishing) the act of trawling
vb
4. (Fishing) sea fishing to catch or try to catch (fish) with a trawl net or trawl line
5. (Fishing) sea fishing (tr) to drag (a trawl net) or suspend (a trawl line)
6. (foll by: for) to seek or gather (something, such as information, or someone, such as a likely appointee) from a wide variety of sources
n, vb
(Angling) angling another word for troll1
[C17: from Middle Dutch traghelen to drag, from Latin trāgula dragnet; see trail]

trawl

(trɔl)

n.
1. Also called trawl′ net`. a strong fishing net dragged along the sea bottom to catch the fish living there.
2. Also called trawl′ line`. a buoyed line used in sea fishing, having numerous short lines with baited hooks attached at intervals.
v.i.
3. to fish with a trawl.
4. to troll.
v.t.
5. to catch with a trawl.
6. to drag (a trawl net).
7. to troll.
[1475–85; < Middle Dutch tragel (n.), tragelen (v.), c. trail]

trawl


Past participle: trawled
Gerund: trawling

Imperative
trawl
trawl
Present
I trawl
you trawl
he/she/it trawls
we trawl
you trawl
they trawl
Preterite
I trawled
you trawled
he/she/it trawled
we trawled
you trawled
they trawled
Present Continuous
I am trawling
you are trawling
he/she/it is trawling
we are trawling
you are trawling
they are trawling
Present Perfect
I have trawled
you have trawled
he/she/it has trawled
we have trawled
you have trawled
they have trawled
Past Continuous
I was trawling
you were trawling
he/she/it was trawling
we were trawling
you were trawling
they were trawling
Past Perfect
I had trawled
you had trawled
he/she/it had trawled
we had trawled
you had trawled
they had trawled
Future
I will trawl
you will trawl
he/she/it will trawl
we will trawl
you will trawl
they will trawl
Future Perfect
I will have trawled
you will have trawled
he/she/it will have trawled
we will have trawled
you will have trawled
they will have trawled
Future Continuous
I will be trawling
you will be trawling
he/she/it will be trawling
we will be trawling
you will be trawling
they will be trawling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been trawling
you have been trawling
he/she/it has been trawling
we have been trawling
you have been trawling
they have been trawling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been trawling
you will have been trawling
he/she/it will have been trawling
we will have been trawling
you will have been trawling
they will have been trawling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been trawling
you had been trawling
he/she/it had been trawling
we had been trawling
you had been trawling
they had been trawling
Conditional
I would trawl
you would trawl
he/she/it would trawl
we would trawl
you would trawl
they would trawl
Past Conditional
I would have trawled
you would have trawled
he/she/it would have trawled
we would have trawled
you would have trawled
they would have trawled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trawl - a long fishing line with many shorter lines and hooks attached to it (usually suspended between buoys)trawl - a long fishing line with many shorter lines and hooks attached to it (usually suspended between buoys)
fishing line - a length of cord to which the leader and float and sinker and hook are attached
2.trawl - a conical fishnet dragged through the water at great depthstrawl - a conical fishnet dragged through the water at great depths
fishing net, fishnet - a net that will enclose fish when it is pulled in
Verb1.trawl - fish with trawlerstrawl - fish with trawlers      
fish - catch or try to catch fish or shellfish; "I like to go fishing on weekends"

trawl

verb search, go, look, check, wade (informal), sift They are trawling through the records of thousands of petty thieves.
noun search, look, check, hunt, glance Any trawl through their interviews will reveal incisive statements.
Translations
يَصْطاد أسْماك قاع البَحر
lovit nevodemnevod
trawltrawle
fenékhálófenékhálóval halászik
botnvarpa, trollveiîa meî botnvörpu
gaudyti tralutralastraleris
traliszvejot ar trali
čereňloviť čereňou
tarak ağıtroltrol avcılığı yapmak

trawl

[trɔːl]
A. N
1. (= net) → red f barredera, red f de arrastre
2. (= act) → rastreo m
a trawl through police filesun rastreo de los archivos policiales
B. VT [+ area] → rastrear; [+ river, lake] → dragar
to trawl uppescar, sacar a la superficie
C. VI
1. (= fish) → pescar al arrastre, rastrear
to trawl (for sth)rastrear (algo)
2. (= search) to trawl through the filesrastrear los archivos
to trawl for evidencerastrear buscando pruebas

trawl

[ˈtrɔːl]
n (= search) → exploration f
a trawl through sth → une exploration de qch
trawl through
vt [+ records, files] → éplucher

trawl

n (also trawl net)Schleppnetz nt, → Trawl nt; (US: also trawl line) → Grundleine f
vi
to trawl (for fish)mit dem Schleppnetz fischen; (US) → mit einer Grundleine fischen
(esp Brit) to trawl for players/lawyersSpieler/Rechtsanwälte fischen
vt
fishmit dem Schleppnetz fangen; they trawled the sea-bottomsie fischten mit Schleppnetzen auf dem Meeresboden; they trawled the net along the sea-bottomsie schleppten das Netz über den Meeresboden
(esp Brit) world, streets, bars, files, Internetdurchkämmen

trawl

[trɔːl]
1. n (net) → rete f a strascico
2. vi to trawl (for sth)pescare (qc) con rete a strascico

trawl

(troːl) noun
a wide-mouthed, bag-shaped net used to catch sea fish.
verb
to fish with a trawl.
ˈtrawler noun
a fishing-boat used in trawling.
References in classic literature ?
An' two young fellers I know'll bait up a tub or so o' trawl, while they're cleanin'," said Disko, lashing the wheel to his taste.
I helped bait up trawl ashore 'fore I could well walk," he said.
He don't trawl 'less there's mighty good reason fer it.
The beam trawl, held open by a steel beam instead of otter boards and typically fitted with chains, has an empty weight of up to 13 tons.
Northstar's Net Symmetry System incorporates all the proven technology of its renowned NETMIND Trawl Monitoring System along with the added feature of net symmetry which provides important, critical information to trawl fishermen.
Demersal otter trawls used in both commercial fisheries and resource assessments lack a rigid frame; instead, sheer on the trawl doors and various operational factors (e.
The bottom trawl fishery in Newfoundland for yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea), hereafter called "yellowtail," re-opened in 1998 after a moratorium from 1994 to 1997.
Truancy trawls will be held nearly every day in Middlesbrough town centre and the districts as part of the three-week national campaign.
In 20 days during September-November of 2001, we made 5 to 17 trawl pulls per day, with an average pull time of about 10 minutes.
So the NMFS relies on reports of catches made by commercial and recreational fishers, as well as by scientists who trawl for fish stocks.
Peter Auster and his colleagues at the University of Connecticut's National Undersea Research Center have found that recent levels of fishing effort on the continental shelves by trawl and dredge gear "may have had profound impacts on the early life history in general, and survivorship in particular, of a variety of species.
On Saturday, the group collected the lobster as part of the day's first activity: an otter trawl.