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fish

 (fĭsh)
n. pl. fish or fish·es
1. Any of numerous cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates characteristically having fins, gills, and a streamlined body and including the bony fishes, such as catfishes and tunas, and the cartilaginous fishes, such as sharks and rays.
2. Any of various jawless aquatic craniates, including the lampreys and hagfishes.
3. The flesh of such animals used as food.
4. Informal A person, especially one considered deficient in something: a poor fish.
v. fished, fish·ing, fish·es
v.intr.
1. To catch or try to catch fish.
2. To look for something by feeling one's way; grope: fished in both pockets for a coin.
3. To seek something in a sly or indirect way: fish for compliments.
v.tr.
1.
a. To catch or try to catch (fish).
b. To catch or try to catch fish in: fish mountain streams.
2. To catch or pull as if fishing: deftly fished the corn out of the boiling water.
Phrasal Verb:
fish out
To deplete (a lake, for example) of fish by fishing.
Idioms:
fish or cut bait Informal
To proceed with an activity or abandon it altogether.
like a fish out of water
Completely unfamiliar with one's surroundings or activity.
neither fish nor fowl
Having no specific characteristics; indefinite.
other fish to fry Informal
Other matters to attend to: He declined to come along to the movie, saying he had other fish to fry.

[Middle English, from Old English fisc.]

fish out

vb
(tr, adverb) to find or extract (something): to fish keys out of a pocket.
Translations
يَسْحَب
vylovit
fiske frem
rífa upp
vyloviť
bulup çıkarmak

w>fish out

vt sepherausfischen or -angeln (of or from sth aus etw); he fished it out from behind the cupboarder angelte es hinter dem Schrank hervor

fish

(fiʃ) nounplurals fish (rare) ˈfishes
1. a kind of creature that lives in water and breathes through gills. There are plenty of fish around the coast.
2. its flesh eaten as food. Do you prefer meat or fish?
verb
1. to (try to) catch fish (in). She likes fishing; He fished the river all day.
2. (usually with for) to search for. She fished around in her handbag for a handkerchief.
3. (usually with for) to try to get by indirect means. He is always fishing for compliments.
ˈfishy adjective
1. of or like a fish. a fishy smell.
2. odd or suspicious. There's something fishy about that man.
ˈfishball noun
mashed fish shaped into a ball and cooked.
ˈfisherman noun
a person who fishes either as a job or as a hobby.
ˈfish farm noun
an area of fresh water for breeding fish as a business.
fish farmer
a person who breeds fish.
ˈfish hatchery noun
a place for hatching fish eggs.
ˈfishing-line noun
a fine strong thread, now usually made of nylon, used with a rod, hooks etc for catching fish.
ˈfishing-rod noun
a long thin flexible rod used with a fishing-line and hooks etc for catching fish.
fish merchant
a fishmonger.
ˈfishmonger noun
1. a person who sells fish.
2. a shop that sells mainly fish. I must go down to the fishmonger.
feel like a fish out of water
to feel uncomfortable or out of place in a situation.
fish out
to pull something out with some difficulty. At last he fished out the letter he was looking for.

The plural fish is never wrong, but sometimes fishes is used in talking about different individuals or species: How many fish did you catch? ; the fishes of the Indian Ocean ; the story of two little fishes .
References in classic literature ?
As he pulled each fish out of the net, his mouth watered with the thought of the good dinner coming, and he said:
One basket out of every three of corn was theirs, one fish out of every three, one goat out of every three.
I waded into the water, hoping to follow the fish out the opening to the cove and avoid breaking the line on the sharp coral.