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The ship was not permitted to fish in Canadian waters.
The boys were fishing for trout.
Les goes fishing almost every weekend.
Stephen was fishing, but I didn't tell him anything.
'Having trouble?' he asked casually, fishing for information.
When I said I was overweight, I wasn't fishing for compliments.
This is the British English definition of fish. View American English definition of fish.
old and no longer in good condition
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