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 round, cast around
grope, ferret, ferret about, ferret, ferret around, root about, root around, rummage, rummage about, rummage, rummage round, rummage, rummage around, 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 round, cast around, 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