Synonyms of 'fish'
to attempt to catch fishHe learnt to fish in the River Cam.
to grope for and find with some difficultyHe fished in his pocket for the key.
Armed troops searched the hospital yesterday.
He delved into his rucksack and pulled out a folder.
She ferreted among some papers.
They rummage through piles of second-hand clothes.
fossick (Australian, New Zealand)
If you fossick around in some specialist music stores, you may be lucky enough to find a copy.
See fish for something
name of home redd
related mania ichthyomania
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in the sense of delve
to digHe delved into his rucksack and pulled out a folder.
in the sense of ferret
to search aroundShe ferreted among some papers.
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