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Definition of 'trawl'

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More people are trawling the net this way. The Sun (2014)The website is well worth a trawl for all sorts of classic motoring memorabilia. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Some women love to trawl the high street on the off chance that something might catch their eye. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Much of that is the result of overfishing but the destruction of seabed habitats by trawl nets is also to blame. Times, Sunday Times (2010)America and Australia are also trawling for information about their tax exiles. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We'll be trawling for fish and plankton. Oxenhorn, Harvey Tuning the Rig: A Journey to the Arctic (1990)It will also trawl social networking sites for information on voters' habits and preferences. Times, Sunday Times (2013)After trawling web car ads he found it on eBay. The Sun (2008)So, no need to trawl the high street! The Sun (2011)I have trawled the web and not found anything sufficiently stylish. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Because so many dealers are on the one spot, it is worth trawling to compare quality and price. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Instead of trawling the web or visiting multiple galleries, head to art fairs where you can browse different galleries under one roof. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Think of the hours that you'll save not trekking to the real high street and not trawling the internet for these sites individually. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It trawled the web vetting influential bloggers who also liked McDonald's. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And if he does the latter, give him a real reason to trawl the web - walk away. The Sun (2012)They no longer have to trawl streets at random with their equipment to find vulnerable homes; they can now purchase software that can identify such households remotely. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Undeterred, I trawl the net for advice about what to do next. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A source said last night: 'He said he was trawling the streets until he found one he fancied. The Sun (2011)As soon as he learnt he had cancer, Stone began trawling the net to fi nd out about the disease and what treatments were available. Times, Sunday Times (2008)

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Translations for 'trawl'

British English: trawl VERB
If you trawl through a large number of similar things, you search through them looking for something that you want or something that is suitable for a particular purpose.
A team of officers is trawling through the records of thousands of petty thieves.

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