arrastão

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Arrastar (to trawl; to drag) +‎ -ão, from rasto (dragnet).

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Noun[edit]

arrastão f (plural arrastões)

  1. Trawling (fishing technique in which a net is dragged)
  2. Trawler (fishing boat that uses a trawl net or dragnet)
  3. Dragnet (net dragged across the bottom of a body of water)
  4. The act of violently dragging something
  5. A form of crime, occurring in Brazil, in which a group of criminals surround a location (usually a beach or tunnel) and steal every object in it.
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  • English: arrastão

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

arrastão

  1. Obsolete spelling of arrastam