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English definition of “fish”

fish

verb [I usually + adv/prep] (SEARCH)    /fɪʃ/
to try to find something, using your fingers to look for it: She fished in her tool box for the right spanner.Searching 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).
(Definition of fish verb (SEARCH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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