Definition of "trawling" []

  • Fishing using a trawl net or trawl line (noun)
  • A commercial fishing technique in which a net is dragged by a moving boat (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • Present participle of trawl. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "trawling" in a sentence
  • "Louise Jury talks with Meadows for the Evening Standard, where Derek Malcolm writes, "It is as if, in trawling through his own past again, he has hit upon some basic truths and pointed them up in a self-penned script with obvious emotional honesty.""
  • "It's got an ambitious agenda of chronicling what all the hot blogs are talking about, and I certainly fathom the difficulties involved in trawling every blog for content, but half the time the site times out and the other half it misses blogs that are fairly well-known."
  • "I suppose the only problem with fuller debate and candidate trawling is that it takes time, is done in the glare of the media spotlight, and tends to bring out the worst in all concerned."