Examples of dragnet in a Sentence
Nine suspects were caught in the police dragnet.
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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.
Such dragnets disappeared this month after the government overhauled its tax system, allowing Mr. Shaji and millions of truck drivers to motor past what used to delay their trips by hours.
Mueller’s deepening dragnet has greatly increased the likelihood the president will face real consequences for his actions.
During April's distracted driving dragnet, police officers across New Jersey handed out 15,292 tickets for cell phone use, including Mary Pat Christie's, as well as 7,003 careless driving summonses.
Few conservatives have sympathy for neo-Nazis, but recently several have raised concerns that garden-variety conservative speech could get caught up in the anti-hate dragnet.
At our new camp just above the Kasikasima Rapids, the scientists redeploy their dragnet of seines, mist nets, pit traps, Winkler extractors, aluminum boxes and other collecting devices.
The government of Mexico, concerned about its nationals being caught in an expanding immigration dragnet, is siding with the plaintiffs in the case.
Human rights advocates have expressed concern over the sheer scale of the suspect databases used by different arms of the Iraqi security forces, arguing that civilians with no links to the militants are being caught in the dragnet.
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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
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