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phishingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈfɪʃ.ɪŋ/
an ​attempt to ​trick someone into giving ​information over the internet or by ​email that would ​allow someone ​else to take ​money from them , for ​example by taking ​money out of ​theirbankaccount
phisher
noun [C] uk   /r/  us   //
(Definition of phishing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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phishingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈfɪʃɪŋ/
IT, INTERNET, BANKING an attempt to trick someone into giving ​information over the ​internet or by ​email that would ​allow someone else to take ​money out of their ​bankaccount: Phishing ​emails can ​look as if they come from a ​realbankemailaddress.
(Definition of phishing from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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