how to pronounce trawl


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trawl is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of trawl in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… have to trawl through hundreds of long …”

meanings of trawl


  1. To fish from a slow-moving boat.
  2. To take (fish or other marine animals) with a trawl.
  3. To make an exhaustive search for something within a defined area.


  1. A net or dragnet used for trawling.
  2. A long fishing line having many short lines bearing hooks attached to it; a setline.

trawl frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word trawl occurs in english on average 0.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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