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Meaning of “tighten the net” in the English Dictionary

"tighten the net" in British English

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tighten the net

(​especially of the ​police) to ​becomecloser to ​catching someone, ​especially a ​criminal: The ​police are ​tightening the ​net around the ​smugglers.
(Definition of tighten the net from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tighten the net”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指警方)收拢(抓捕罪犯的)网…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指警方)收攏(抓捕罪犯的)網…
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