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English definition of “trawl”

trawl

verb [I or T, usually + adv/prep] (SEARCH)    /trɔːl/ US  /trɑːl/
to search among a large number or many different places in order to find people or information you want: The newspaper had trawled its files for photos of the new minister. You need to trawl through a lot of data to get results that are valid.Searching
(Definition of trawl verb (SEARCH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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