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o·ver·fish

 (ō′vər-fĭsh′)
v. o·ver·fished, o·ver·fish·ing, o·ver·fish·es
v.tr.
1. To fish (a body of water) to such a degree as to deplete or exhaust the supply of fish or shellfish.
2. To deplete or exhaust (a stock of fish or shellfish) by excessive fishing.
v.intr.
1. To overfish a body of water.
2. To overfish a stock of fish or shellfish.

overfish

(ˌəʊvəˈfɪʃ)
vb (tr)
(Fishing) to fish excessively, thus reducing fish species, etc

o•ver•fish

(ˌoʊ vərˈfɪʃ)

v.t.
to fish (an area) excessively; exhaust the supply of usable fish in (a body of water).
[1865]

overfish


Past participle: overfished
Gerund: overfishing

Imperative
overfish
overfish
Present
I overfish
you overfish
he/she/it overfishes
we overfish
you overfish
they overfish
Preterite
I overfished
you overfished
he/she/it overfished
we overfished
you overfished
they overfished
Present Continuous
I am overfishing
you are overfishing
he/she/it is overfishing
we are overfishing
you are overfishing
they are overfishing
Present Perfect
I have overfished
you have overfished
he/she/it has overfished
we have overfished
you have overfished
they have overfished
Past Continuous
I was overfishing
you were overfishing
he/she/it was overfishing
we were overfishing
you were overfishing
they were overfishing
Past Perfect
I had overfished
you had overfished
he/she/it had overfished
we had overfished
you had overfished
they had overfished
Future
I will overfish
you will overfish
he/she/it will overfish
we will overfish
you will overfish
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Future Perfect
I will have overfished
you will have overfished
he/she/it will have overfished
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you will have overfished
they will have overfished
Future Continuous
I will be overfishing
you will be overfishing
he/she/it will be overfishing
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you will be overfishing
they will be overfishing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overfishing
you have been overfishing
he/she/it has been overfishing
we have been overfishing
you have been overfishing
they have been overfishing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overfishing
you will have been overfishing
he/she/it will have been overfishing
we will have been overfishing
you will have been overfishing
they will have been overfishing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overfishing
you had been overfishing
he/she/it had been overfishing
we had been overfishing
you had been overfishing
they had been overfishing
Conditional
I would overfish
you would overfish
he/she/it would overfish
we would overfish
you would overfish
they would overfish
Past Conditional
I would have overfished
you would have overfished
he/she/it would have overfished
we would have overfished
you would have overfished
they would have overfished
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