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Synonyms for dragnet

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

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a conical fishnet dragged through the water at great depths

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Nevertheless, any move that permits increased transparency of the process would help us understand the limits of the ever-widening dragnet better.
The dragnet now, apparently, will collect information from everyday appliances and the dolls and trucks played with by our children.
In addition, although the courts ruling was limited to statutory interpretation, such dragnet surveillance also clearly violates the Fourth Amendment rights of all Americans."
During a single flight, the dragnet data collection will scoop up identifying information and the general location of thousands of cellphones.
Too many people have gained from Srinivasan's largesse but the dragnet is slowly closing in.
Ray Anthony and his band had a huge hit with the theme from Dragnet - a very popular show of the 1950s.
One of the highlights of this year's festival is Dragnet Girl, Yasujiro Ozu's take on the American gangster genre from 1933, featuring good–time gals, small–time hoodlums and a precursor to American film noir of the 40s and 50s.
She made her screen debut in the 1944 film "Jamboree" and appeared steadily on television for decades starting in 1951 with a guest appearance on "Hollywood Theatre Time" and guesting on everything from "Dragnet" to "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet."
According to news24, Snowden described the surveillance as a 'dragnet mass surveillance that puts entire populations under sort of an eye that sees everything even when it's not needed'.
Dragnet (UTV, 2.30pm - 4.25pm) Comedy, starring Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks.
It seeks an injunction against the NSA, Justice Department, FBI and directors of the agencies, and challenges what the plaintiffs describe as an ''illegal and unconstitutional program of dragnet electronic surveillance.''
PROFESSIONAL fishermen were in jubilant mood yesterday after lawmakers banned dragnet fishing in Cypriot waters.
80s 1985 A police dragnet was thrown over the region today after two prisoners staged a copycat breakout from a North East jail.
THE British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), has challenged a North Wales Police "dragnet" plan to carry out spot checks on legally-held firearms and ammunition.
And his carefully constructed routine includes tracking his most common waking time (7:38am); refusing to start his therapy sessions even a minute before the appointed hour (10am); and watching one episode of the 1960s cop show Dragnet each night (10pm).