Synonyms of fish in English:

fish


See definition of fish

verb

1‘some people were fishing in the lake’

SYNONYMS

go fishing, angle, cast, trawl

2‘she opened her handbag and fished for her purse’

SYNONYMS

search, delve, look, hunt, cast about, cast around, cast round

grope, ferret, ferret about, ferret around, root about, root around, rummage, rummage about, rummage around, rummage round, scrabble, fumble

seek, look high and low

3‘I'm not fishing for compliments’

SYNONYMS

try to get, seek to obtain, solicit

make a bid, angle, aim, cast about, cast around, cast round, hope, look

informal be after


Phrases

    fish something out

      ‘they fished him out of the water’

      SYNONYMS

      pull out, haul out, take out, bring out

      remove, extricate, extract, retrieve

      rescue from, save from