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dragnet

noun [C] uk   /ˈdræɡ.net/ us  
a series of actions taken by the police that are intended to catch criminals: The police have widened their dragnet in their search for the killer. a heavy net that is pulled along the bottom of a river or area of water when searching for something
Translations of “dragnet”
in Chinese (Traditional) 撒網行動,抓捕方案, 拖網,拉網…
in Chinese (Simplified) 撒网行动,抓捕方案, 拖网,拉网…
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