fish Definition

  • 1a cold-blooded animal that lives in water, typically with gills, fins, and scales
  • 2to try to catch fish, or to catch fish as a job or a sport
  • 3to search for something in a particular place, especially by moving things around

Using fish: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "fish" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I caught a fish this morning.

  • Example

    Fish is a good source of protein.

  • Example

    He went fishing with his friends.

  • Example

    She fished through her purse looking for her keys.

  • Example

    The detective fished for clues at the crime scene.

fish Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with fish

  • an important or influential person


    She's a big fish in the fashion industry.

  • a person who feels uncomfortable or out of place in their surroundings


    As a city girl, she felt like a fish out of water in the countryside.

  • to drink alcohol excessively


    He drank like a fish at the party last night.


Summary: fish in Brief

The word 'fish' [fɪʃ] refers to a cold-blooded aquatic animal with gills, fins, and scales. It can also mean to catch fish as a job or sport, or to search for something by moving things around. Examples include 'I caught a fish this morning,' and 'She fished through her purse looking for her keys.' Phrases include 'big fish,' referring to an important person, and 'drink like a fish,' meaning to drink excessively.

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