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fishing British & World English

The activity of catching fish, either for food or as a sport

fishing English Thesaurus

they went to sea for a day's fishing

fish1 British & World English

Catch or try to catch fish, typically by using a net or hook and line

fish2 British & World English

Mend or strengthen with a fish

fishing cat British & World English

A small wild cat found in wetland habitats in India and SE Asia, having a light brown coat with dark spots, a ringed tail, and slightly webbed paws

fishing fly British & World English

A natural or artificial flying insect used as bait in fishing

fishing net British & World English

A piece of open-meshed material made of twine, cord, or something similar, used for catching fish

fishing rod British & World English

A long, tapering rod to which a fishing line is attached, typically on a reel

fly fishing British & World English

The sport of fishing using a rod and an artificial fly as bait

fly fishing New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen when attributive)

fishing boat British & World English

A boat used in catching fish for food

fishing line British & World English

A long thread of silk or nylon attached to a baited hook, with a sinker or float, and used for catching fish

fishing pole British & World English

A fishing rod, especially a simple one with no reel

fishing reel British & World English

A device for winding and unwinding fishing line, designed to be attached to a fishing rod

worm-fishing British & World English

The activity or practice of angling with worms for bait

fishing ground British & World English

An area of sea used for catching fish for food

fishing tackle British & World English

Equipment required for the sport of catching fish, typically including a rod and line

fishing village British & World English

A village located on the coast whose main local industry is catching fish for food

pirate fishing British & World English

Fishing on the high seas in contravention of national and international laws governing quotas, typically by ships under flags of convenience that are owned by dummy companies

fishing expedition British & World English

A search or investigation undertaken with the hope, though not the stated purpose, of discovering information

fishing industry British & World English

The economic activity concerned with catching fish for food

fishing expedition in fishing British & World English

A search or investigation undertaken with the hope, though not the stated purpose, of discovering information

ice-fishing in icefish British & World English

Fish through holes in the ice on a lake or river

overfish British & World English

Deplete the stock of fish in (a body of water) by excessive fishing

bottom fish British & World English

Fish for species that are bottom fish

fish something out in fish1 British & World English

Pull or take something out of water or a receptacle


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