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fish

fish

 
pronunciation:
fIsh
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
fish out of water
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part of speech: noun
inflections: fish, fishes
definition 1: any of various cold-blooded vertebrates that live in water, have gills, fins, and a tail, and move by swimming.
 
definition 2: the flesh of fish eaten as food.
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phrase: fish out of water
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: fished, fishes, fishing
definition 1: to catch or try to catch (a fish).
definition 2: to catch or try to catch fish in (a body of water).
I fished the small brook.
definition 3: to pull or draw out (often fol. by up or out).
I fished a sock out of the drawer.
similar words:
rummage
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to catch or try to catch fish.
 
similar words:
angle
definition 2: to search or grope for something, often in an indirect way.
He's always fishing around for new ideas.
similar words:
angle, grope
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person associated with fishing
some activities involved in fishing
some things used for fishing