Dragnet Definition

drăgnĕt
dragnets
noun
dragnets
A net dragged along the bottom of a river, lake, etc. for catching fish.
Webster's New World
An organized system or network for gathering in or catching criminals or others wanted by the authorities.
Webster's New World
A net for trawling; a trawl.
American Heritage
A net for catching small game.
Webster's New World
Heightened efforts by law-enforcement personnel to capture suspects.
Wiktionary
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verb
To make heightened efforts to catch a suspect.
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Other Word Forms of Dragnet

Noun

Singular:
dragnet
Plural:
dragnets

Origin of Dragnet

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