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)

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First Known Use of overfish

1855


OVERFISH Defined for English Language Learners

overfish

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Definition of overfish for English Language Learners

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

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