Examples of dragnet in a Sentence
Nine suspects were caught in the police dragnet.
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Xi has promoted his massive dragnet as a way to stamp out corruption throughout China.
By Jerry GuoIn the aftermath of September 11, a global dragnet identified hundreds of charities and businesses that funded Islamic extremists.
As a child, Schwan first imbibed the concept of social justice from her parents, Social Democrats who opposed Hitler‘s rise and even managed, with friends, to hide one Jewish girl from the Nazi dragnet.
Critics view the technique as a DNA dragnet that can single out otherwise law-abiding people for scrutiny because of family ties.
Spain’s Tax Agency has asked financial firms to turn over names and trading data on cryptocurrency buyers, launching the country’s biggest dragnet yet for potential tax evasion and money laundering using digital coins.
So, Corcoran’s bill would appear to force local officials into choosing between risking a state lawsuit brought by potential victims or a federal lawsuit brought by people caught up in immigration dragnets.
Some fear legitimate posts by satirists or journalists are being accidentally caught up in the dragnet.
Not surprisingly, Pitino has expressed shock at Louisville’s being caught in the F.B.I. dragnet, and again denied any knowledge of impropriety involving $100,000 of Adidas that was to be funneled to a Louisville recruit.
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DRAGNET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dragnet for English Language Learners
: a series of actions that are done by the police in order to catch criminals
: a net that is pulled along the bottom of a river, lake, pond, etc., to search for or collect something
DRAGNET Defined for Kids
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