overfish

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verb over·fish \ˌō-vər-ˈfish\

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)

1855

First Known Use of overfish

1855


OVERFISH Defined for English Language Learners

overfish

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verb over·fish \ˌō-vər-ˈfish\

Definition of overfish for English Language Learners

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

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