Definition of "fishing" [fish•ing]

  • The act, occupation, or sport of catching fish. (noun)
  • A place for catching fish. (noun)

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Use "fishing" in a sentence
  • "Citi analyst Gary Taylor also used the term "fishing expedition," telling clients it's too early to tell if that's what's happening with Health Management."
  • "Mo. for trout my main fishing is on the Mississippi for catfish."
  • "There are plenty of campsites and the fishing is awesome."