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Definition of trawl noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(also trawl net) a large net with a wide opening, that is dragged along the bottom of the ocean by a boat in order to catch fish
  2. 2a search through a large amount of information, documents, etc. A quick trawl through a few Internet sources yielded five promising job ads.
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