trawl Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"trawl" in British English

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trawlverb

uk   /trɔːl/  us   /trɑːl/

trawl verb (FISH)

[T] to ​pull a ​large, cone-shaped ​net through the ​sea at a ​deeplevel behind a ​specialboat in ​order to ​catchfish: They trawl these ​waters forcod.

trawl verb (SEARCH)

[I or T, usually + adv/prep] to ​search among a ​largenumber or many different ​places in ​order to ​findpeople or ​information you ​want: The ​software is used to trawl forinformation on the internet. You need to trawl through a lot of ​data to get ​results that are ​valid.

trawlnoun [C]

uk   /trɔːl/  us   /trɑːl/

trawl noun [C] (SEARCH)

a ​search among a ​largenumber or many different ​places in ​order to ​findpeople or ​information you ​want: We did a ​wide trawl to ​find the ​rightperson to ​play the ​part.

trawl noun [C] (NET)

(also trawl net) a ​large, cone-shaped ​net used for trawling the ​water for ​fish
(Definition of trawl from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"trawl" in American English

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trawlverb [I/T]

 us   /trɔl/
to ​pull a ​largenet through the ​sea behind a ​boat in ​order to ​catchfish
(Definition of trawl from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “trawl”
in Spanish red de arrastre…
in Vietnamese lưới vét…
in Malaysian pukat tunda…
in Thai อวนลาก…
in French chalut…
in German das Schleppnetz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鱼, 在…用拖网捕鱼…
in Indonesian pukat…
in Chinese (Traditional) 魚, 在…用拖網捕魚…
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