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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.
Phrasal verbs
Translations of “fish”
in Korean 물고기, 생선…
in Arabic سَمَك…
in French poisson…
in Turkish balık, (yemek) balık…
in Italian pesce…
in Chinese (Traditional) 魚, 魚肉…
in Russian рыба…
in Polish ryba…
in Spanish pez, pescado…
in Portuguese peixe…
in German der Fisch…
in Catalan peix…
in Japanese 魚, (食べ物としての)魚…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鱼, 鱼肉…
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