Synonyms of fish
2 look (for) • He fished in his pocket for the key.
search • Armed troops searched the hospital yesterday.
delve • He delved into his rucksack and pulled out a folder.
ferret • She ferreted among some papers.
rummage • 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.
PHRASAL VERBS:▷ fish for something
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angleIf someone is angling for something, they are trying to get it without asking for it directly.
delveIf you delve inside something such as a cupboard or a bag, you search inside it.
• He delved into his rucksack and pulled out a folder.
ferretIf you ferret about for something, you look for it in a lot of different places or in a place where it is hidden.
• She ferreted among some papers.
Thesaurus for fish from the Collins English Thesaurus
any of a large group of cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates having jaws, gills, and usually fins and a skin covered in scales: includes the sharks and rays (class Chondrichthyes: cartilaginous fishes) and the teleosts, lungfish, etc (class Osteichthyes:...