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English definition of “fish”

fish

noun [C/U]  /fɪʃ/ (plural fish or fishes) us  

fish noun [C/U] (ANIMAL)

an animal without legs that lives in water, has a soft outer body, uses its tail and fins to help it swim, and takes in oxygen from the water: [C] How many fish live in the pond? [U] We had fish for dinner.

fish

verb  /fɪʃ/ us  

fish verb (SEARCH)

[I always + adv/prep] to to try to get something: Chimpanzees use grass to fish around in termite nests. We're trying to fish for some answers.

fish verb (ANIMAL)

[I] to try to catch fish: We were fishing for tuna.
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