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trawl

trawl

 
pronunciation:
trawl
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a large wide-mouthed conical net that is dragged along the bottom of the sea to catch deep-water fish.
similar words:
net
definition 2: a long heavy fishing line that has many short lines with baited hooks attached at intervals and that is supported by buoys.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: trawled, trawling, trawls
definition: to fish with a trawl net or line.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to catch (fish) with a trawl net or line.
definition 2: to pull (a trawl net) along the bottom.
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