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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A system of coordinated measures for apprehending (criminals or other individuals).

Usage examples (25)
  • One attempt at calling a general strike was effectively suppressed by members of the group who had escaped the police dragnet.
  • Caught in the police dragnet
  • ACLU: FBI used 'dragnet'-style warrantless cell tracking | Privacy Inc.
  • His administration also cast a "dragnet", capturing hundreds of thousands of calls, indescriminantly. for more
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