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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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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"
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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.
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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
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trawl

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

[trɔːl]
1. n (net) → rete f a strascico
2. vi to trawl (for sth)pescare (qc) con rete a strascico
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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.
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References in periodicals archive ?
In the southwestern Atlantic Ocean, there have been assessments of marine mammal bycatch by artisanal/ small-scale (Praderi et al., 1989; Corcuera et al., 1994; Crespo et al., 1994; Bordino et al., 2002; Franco-Trecu et al., 2009) and longline fisheries (i.e., Brasil: DallaRosa & Secchi, 2007; i.e., Uruguay: Passadore et al., 2015), as well as by midwater trawl nets (i.e., Argentina: Crespo et al., 2000; Cappozzo et al., 2007), and bottom trawl nets (Crespo et al., 1997).
A number of decisions were taken, including the decision to limit the lengths of trawl nets to no more than 2.5 kilometers in exclusive economic zone, while giving the countries time to adapt the conditions of the fish sectors.
'This species is rarely seen alive, and most of what is known about it came from specimens caught in trawl nets,' the group said.
Trawler (28-32 feet, IBM) and (FRGB boats (17.5-23 feet, OBM) with gill nets, trawl nets and ring nets are modern fishing tools in use.
She also examines factory fisheries, which have been held up by some as the answer to several topics already mentioned, such as overfishing and the problems created by trawl nets, drift nets and long lines.
These trawlers may, however, operate 3 different type of trawl nets targeting different commodities, namely fish, prawns and sergestids.
Mother-calf pairs were observed diving on the shrimp trawl nets (r = 0.84, p = 0.01) while maintaining a greater distance from the stern of the trawl boat than other dolphins.
The results obtained in this study are in agreement with the available Mediterranean and Atlantic literature, that the population sampled by trawl nets is mainly composed of recruits and juveniles.
In the specific case of trawling fishing vessels, a greater fuel consumption is required due to the use of trawl nets that represent 60% of the forward resistance (Wileman, 1984).
Trawl nets are usually dragged in a wide arc along the ocean floor to catch fish.
Because the body size (maximum SL, ~60 mm) of both gastropods is smaller than the mesh opening (90 mm) of the trawl nets, fishermen may be oblivious to these tiny animals.