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English definition of “phishing”

phishing

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈfɪʃɪŋ/
the practice of sending emails to people to trick them into giving information that would let someone take money from their Internet bank account (= an arrangement with your bank to keep your money there and take it out when you need it) StealingCheating and trickingPlotting and trappingInternet terminology and abbreviations
(Definition of phishing from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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