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overfish

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verb over·fish \-ˈfish\

Simple Definition of overfish

  • : to catch too many fish so that there are not enough remaining

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of overfish

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to fish to the detriment of (a fishing ground) or to the depletion of (a kind of organism)

1867

First Known Use of overfish

1867


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