fish


fish
fish [fish]
n.
pl. fish; in referring to different species, fishes [ME < OE fisc, akin to Ger fisch, Du visch < IE base * pisk- > L piscis]
1. any of three classes (jawless, cartilaginous, and bony fishes) of coldblooded vertebrate animals living in water and having fins, permanent gills for breathing, and, usually, scales
2. loosely any animal living in water only, as a dolphin, crab, or oyster: often used in combination [shellfish, jellyfish]
3. the flesh of a fish used as food
4. Informal a person thought of as like a fish in being easily lured by bait, lacking intelligence or emotion, etc.
vi.
[OE fiscian]
1. to catch or try to catch fish, or shrimps, lobsters, etc.
2. to try to get something indirectly or by cunning: often with for
3. to grope: often with for
vt.
1. to catch or try to catch fish, shrimps, etc. in [to fish a stream]
2. to get by or as by fishing
3. to grope for, find, and bring to view: often with out or up [to fish a coin from one's pocket]
4. Naut. to pull (an old-fashioned anchor) to the gunwale, as from the cathead, preparatory to securing it
adj.
1. of fish or fishing
2. selling fish
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drink like a fish
to drink heavily, esp. alcoholic liquor
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fish in troubled waters
to try to gain something by taking advantage of a confused or troubled situation
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fish or cut bait
to proceed energetically with a task or give it up altogether
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fish out
to deplete the stock of fish in (a lake, etc.)
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like a fish out of water
out of one's element; in surroundings not suited to one
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neither fish, flesh, nor fowl
not belonging to a district or recognizable category or class: now often shortened to neither fish nor fowl
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other fish to fry
other, more important things to attend to
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the Fishes
Pisces, the constellation and twelfth sign of the zodiac
fishable
adj.
fishlike
adj.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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