Definition of trawling in English:

trawling

noun

mass noun
  • 1The activity of fishing with a trawl net or seine.

    ‘restrictions on trawling’
  • 2The activity of searching or sifting through something.

    ‘I wanted to share some of the quirky accommodation that I have come across during my Internet trawling’
    ‘the blanket collection and trawling of phone data’

Pronunciation

trawling

/ˈtrɔːlɪŋ/