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phish

phish

pronunciation:
fIsh
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: phished, phishes, phishing
definition: to attempt to fraudulently obtain sensitive data, such as credit card details and security passwords, through apparently official electronic communication, such as an e-mail or text message.
He did not realize he had been phished until after he had submitted his credit card information.
derivation: phisher (n.)