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fishing

noun [U] uk   /ˈfɪʃ.ɪŋ/ us  
A2 the sport or job of catching fish: My dad loves to go fishing. a fishing rod salmon/trout fishing fishing tackle (= equipment used for catching fish) Fishing is still their main source of income.
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in Korean 낚시…
in Arabic صَيد السمَك…
in Portuguese pesca…
in Catalan pesca…
in Japanese つり, 漁業…
in Italian pesca, pesca sportiva…
in Chinese (Traditional) 釣魚, 捕魚…
in Russian рыбная ловля…
in Turkish balıkçılık…
in Chinese (Simplified) 钓鱼, 捕鱼…
in Polish wędkarstwo, wędkowanie, rybołówstwo…
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