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fish in Outdoor topic

fishfish2 ●●○ S3 verb  1 DLOTI[intransitive] to try to catch fishfishing Dad really loves to fish.fish for a Japanese vessel fishing for tuna in the Eastern Pacific2 LOOK FOR[intransitive always +adv/preposition] informal to search for something in a bag, pocket etcfish about/around She fished around in her purse and pulled out a photo.fish for Chris fished in his pocket for a coin.3 DLOTI[transitive] to try to catch fish in a particular area of waterfishing Other nations are forbidden to fish the waters within 200 miles of the coast.4 fish for compliments5 [intransitive] to try to find out information, without asking directly ‘Are you here with your wife?’ she asked, fishing. fish somebody/something ↔ out→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
fishMainly he was happy to fish.He threw in a bucket of groundbait, a pint of maggots, and fished all night without a bite.Some went fishing from a small outrigger canoe they paddled out into the lagoon.fish forWe're fishing for trout.fish about/aroundOccasionally they ventured out to see if there were any flying fish about.Tiny vessels fussed in her wake like pilot fish around a whale and aircraft roared past her portholes.Our tests on moving fish around in correctly dosed water brought impressive results.I fished around in my handbag, coming up with some loose change.Mark fished around in the pile of paper for some which was suitable and gave it to him.The fisherman apologized for bothering him and then told the fish about the wish for a cottage.At this point I had better cover some of the regulations regarding the transport of live fish around the world.White worm I keep marines and breed white worms which I feed to my fish about twice a week.