Definition of fishing in English:

fishing

Line breaks: fish|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈfɪʃɪŋ
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • The activity of catching fish, either for food or as a sport: the area is renowned for its excellent deep-sea fishing [as modifier]: fishing boats
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    • 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

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
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  • 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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