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fish

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

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  us   /fɪʃ/

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.
Phrasal verbs
Translations of “fish”
in Arabic سَمَك…
in Korean 물고기, 생선…
in Malaysian ikan…
in French poisson…
in Turkish balık, (yemek) balık…
in Italian pesce…
in Chinese (Traditional) 魚, 魚肉…
in Russian рыба…
in Polish ryba…
in Vietnamese cá, thịt của cá dùng làm thức ăn…
in Spanish pez, pescado…
in Portuguese peixe…
in Thai ปลา, เนื้อปลา…
in German der Fisch…
in Catalan peix…
in Japanese 魚, (食べ物としての)魚…
in Indonesian ikan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鱼, 鱼肉…
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