fish out
transitive verb Date: 1892 to exhaust the supply of fish in by fishing

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  • fish out — index ferret Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • fish out — transitive verb : to exhaust the supply of fish in by fishing this lake has been fished out * * * fish out [phrasal verb] fish (something) out or fish out (something) 1 : to pull (something) out of water or some other liquid …   Useful english dictionary

  • fish out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms fish out : present tense I/you/we/they fish out he/she/it fishes out present participle fishing out past tense fished out past participle fished out 1) to pull someone or something out of the water A tourist… …   English dictionary

  • fish out — PHRASAL VERB If you fish something out from somewhere, you take or pull it out, often after searching for it for some time. [INFORMAL] [V P n (not pron)] Kelly fished out another beer from his cooler... [V P n (not pron)] She fished out a pair of …   English dictionary

  • fish out — 1) exhaustion of the fish supply in a water body; to denude an area of fish. See also catch out 2) to remove an object from a receptacle or from water …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fish-out — 1) exhaustion of the fish supply in a water body; to denude an area of fish 2) to remove an object from a receptacle or from water …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fish out — I fished my earring out of the cake batter Syn: pull out, haul out, remove, extricate, extract, retrieve; rescue from, save from …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • fish out — verb a) To deplete the supply of fish in a given body of water. b) To search for by rummaging, and then extract (an item from e.g. a container) …   Wiktionary

  • fish out — deplete the supply of fish; remove an object from the water; remove a somewhat hidden object …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Fish out of water — may refer to: * Fish Out of Water (album) by Chris Squire * Fish Out of Water (song) by Tears For Fears, album: Elemental (released in 1993) * Fish Out of Water (song) by One Minute Silence * Fish Out of Water , a song by OPM on the album Menace… …   Wikipedia

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