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Noun
(fishing) A net dragged across the bottom of a body of water
“He must have observed the fishermen using a dragnet to catch any old fish, but then he would see them saving the best ones while discarding the others.”
Noun
Heightened efforts by law-enforcement personnel to capture suspects
“For a movie that's about a professional, meticulous hired gun and the FBI dragnet to track him down, we see very little killing or police work.”
Noun
A trick by which someone is misled into acting contrary to their interests or intentions
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Verb
To catch or try to catch fish, typically by using a net or hook and line
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