Fished
Fish Fish, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fishing}.] 1. To attempt to catch fish; to be employed in taking fish, by any means, as by angling or drawing a net. [1913 Webster]

2. To seek to obtain by artifice, or indirectly to seek to draw forth; as, to fish for compliments. [1913 Webster]

Any other fishing question. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • fished — fished; un·fished; …   English syllables

  • fished — 1) supplied with fish 2) a means of installing electrical wiring by using elongate wire hooks to fish the wires through hollow spaces in walls 3) strengthened or fastened together …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fished — fɪʃ n. type of cold blooded aquatic animal with fins and scales; other aquatic animals (Informal); flesh of fish; fellow, guy (used in combination i.e. odd fish, queer fish) v. catch fish; try to catch fish; search for fish; search; try to… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fished — past of fish …   Useful english dictionary

  • fished out — depleted of fish the grayling here have hardly been fished out …   Useful english dictionary

  • fished beam — a beam with a belly on the underside …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fished joint — an end butt splice strengthened by pieces nailed to the sides …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fished up — brought up …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • un|fished — «uhn FIHSHT», adjective. not fished in: »The main reason why unfished waters are most productive, is that they are then more plentifully stocked (Charles A. Johns) …   Useful english dictionary

  • fully fished — An appraisal of the status of a stock which suggests that current catches are sustainable and close to optimum levels (the definition of which may vary between fisheries; e.g. catches are close to maximum sustainable yield, or fishing effort is… …   Fisheries — dictionary

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