a system of coordinated measures for apprehending (criminals or other individuals)
"caught in the police dragnet"
trawl, dragnet, trawl net(noun)
a conical fishnet dragged through the water at great depths
A net dragged across the bottom of a body of water.
Heightened efforts by law-enforcement personnel to capture suspects.
Origin: drag + net
a net to be drawn along the bottom of a body of water, as in fishing
Origin: [Cf. AS. drgnet.]
Dragnet is a radio, television and motion picture series of crime drama about the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday, and his partners. The show takes its name from the police term "dragnet", meaning a system of coordinated measures for apprehending criminals or suspects.
The numerical value of dragnet in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of dragnet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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Another promise cruelly broken by President Trump, this one with heartbreaking consequences for brave young DREAMers across the nation, instead of honoring the protections of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals initiative, President Trump has unleashed an indiscriminate deportation dragnet of appalling inhumanity.
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