- 1 [intransitive] to try to catch fish with a hook, nets, etc. The trawler was fishing off the coast of Alaska. fish for something You can fish for trout in this stream.
- 2[intransitive] go fishing to spend time fishing for pleasure Let's go fishing this weekend.
- 3 [transitive] fish something (for something) to try to catch fish in the area of water mentioned They fished the coastal waters for salmon.
- 4[intransitive] + adv./prep. to search for something, using your hands She fished around in her bag for her keys. Phrasal Verbsfish for somethingfish something/somebodyout (of something)
NAmE//fɪʃ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they fish
he / she / it fishes
past simple fished
-ing form fishing