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Fish for

Try to obtain something through artifice or indirectly. For example, He was always fishing for compliments, or, as William Makepeace Thackeray put it in Vanity Fair (1848): “The first woman who fishes for him, hooks him.” [ Mid-1500s ]
Search for something, as in I’ve fished for it in all the drawers. [ First half of 1700s ]


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  • Fishgig

    [fish-gig] /ˈfɪʃˌgɪg/ noun 1. a spearlike implement with barbed prongs for spearing fish in the water. /ˈfɪʃˌɡɪɡ/ noun 1. a pole with barbed prongs for impaling fish Also fizgig

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