Dragnet meaning

drăg'nĕt'
A system of coordinated procedures for apprehending criminal suspects or other wanted persons.
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A net dragged along the bottom of a river, lake, etc. for catching fish.
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A net for catching small game.
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An organized system or network for gathering in or catching criminals or others wanted by the authorities.
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A net dragged across the bottom of a body of water.
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Heightened efforts by law-enforcement personnel to capture suspects.
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To make heightened efforts to catch a suspect.
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Origin of dragnet