Fish out – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

To fish out something (or fish something out) is to pull someone or something out of water, or take something out of a bag, pocket or other container, especially after searching for it.

Informal English.

Examples of use:

1. He fished out his business card and handed it to me.

2. She fished out a coin from the bottom of her bag and put it in the parking meter.

3. His grandmother searched in her enormous handbag and fished out a bag of sweets.

3. Police divers have fished a body out of the river.

4. News headline: Unexploded torpedo fished out of River Forth.

5. Her dad fished the ball out of the pond for her.

6. News headline: Severed foot fished out of lake just a Halloween prop.

fish out
present simple
fish out and fishes out
-ing form
fishing out
past simple
fished out
past participle
fished out

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