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noun uk   us   /fɪʃ/ (plural fish or fishes)
A1 [C or U] an animal that lives in water, is covered with scales , and breathes by taking water in through its mouth, or the flesh of these animals eaten as food: Several large fish live in the pond. Sanjay caught the biggest fish I've ever seen. I don't like fish (= don't like to eat fish).an odd/queer fish mainly UK old-fashioned a strange person
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verb uk   us   /fɪʃ/

fish verb (SEARCH)

[I usually + adv/prep] to try to find something, using your fingers to look for it: She fished in her tool box for the right screwdriver. [I usually + adv/prep] to try to get something, without asking directly: The director was fishing for information about our strategy. He's always fishing for compliments (= trying to make people say good things about him).

fish verb (ANIMAL)

B1 [I or T] to catch fish from a river, sea, lake, etc., or to try to do this: They're fishing for tuna. The sea here has been fished intensely over the last ten years.fished out If an area of water has been fished out, all or most of the fish in it have been caught.
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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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