[ UK /tɹˈɔːl/ ]
  1. a conical fishnet dragged through the water at great depths
  2. a long fishing line with many shorter lines and hooks attached to it (usually suspended between buoys)
  1. fish with trawlers
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How To Use trawl In A Sentence

  • The site aims to find you the best real-time prices on airfares by trawling 35 airlines and travel websites.
  • And there is plenty of food here-both the trawls and acoustic surveys have revealed an abundant supply of myctophid lanternfish, the most common prey eaten by large Humboldt squid in these waters in other years. Scientific American
  • A reduction in the days that vessels can spend at sea means trawlers fish harder near their home ports. Times, Sunday Times
  • So, no need to trawl the high street! The Sun
  • That's one of the main Spanish trawler Tuesday, and a self-proclaimed pirate said the hostage-takers were paid $3.3 million in ransom. - Articles related to EU navy arrests 13 pirates off Oman
  • The genetic trawl will not be looking for physical characteristics, such as colouring or height, but at particular genes that were thought to be common in Vikings.
  • So, no need to trawl the high street! The Sun
  • It got caught in a trawler's nets and died. Times, Sunday Times
  • The bridge can be a little confusing when conditions deteriorate, as it is draped in trawl net, but a diver can see and swim inside many parts of it.
  • The tech giant will trawl anonymous confidential data to spot people at risk of kidney disease, blood poisoning and organ failure. The Sun
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