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verb [transitive]     catfish pronunciation in British English
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present tense
present participlecatfishing
past tensecatfished
past participlecatfished

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  1. to trick someone into having an online relationship by adopting a fake identity

    People who catfish others usually make up fake lives so they can be as extravagant as they want to be.

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The expression comes from the 2010 documentary 'Catfish', which deals with a relationship of this kind.
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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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