Definition of fishing in English:

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fishing

Pronunciation: /ˈfiSHiNG/

noun

The activity of catching fish, either for food or as a sport.
Example sentences
  • The fact that humans are killing about 20 to 30 million sharks a year through commercial sport and fishing is also food for thought.
  • Instead of providing a person with fish for that day's food, teach him fishing so that he could be self-reliant.
  • Prizes include rods and reels, fishing tackles kits, fishing tackle packs, picnic baskets, a marine radio and aerial, plus a lot more.
Synonyms
angling, trawling, trolling, seining, ice fishing, catching fish

Phrases

fishing expedition

A search or investigation undertaken with the hope, though not the stated purpose, of discovering information: they worried about an FBI fishing expedition
More example sentences
  • The commission has an unfettered power to undertake a fishing expedition to search for evidence to endeavour to prove its cases.
  • Where did all the information from these fishing expeditions go?
  • These laws provide a clear framework for responding to national security concerns while safeguarding against random searches, fishing expeditions or invasions of privacy.

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Syllabification: fish·ing

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