1. (initialism) .  (genetics) fluorescent in-situ hybridization; a technique used to identify whether a DNA sample has a specific sequence.
  2. Proper noun.  (surname, dot ,) from the common noun fish.
  3. Noun.  (countable) A cold-blooded vertebrate animal that lives in water, moving with the help of fins and breathing with gills.
  4. Noun.  (context, collectively) (plural of, fish) .
  5. Noun.  (context, possibly archaic) Any animal that lives exclusively in water.
  6. Noun.  (uncountable) The flesh of the fish used as food.
  7. Noun.  (countable) A period of time spent fishing.
  8. Noun.  (countable) An instance of seeking something.
  9. Noun.  (uncountable) A card game in which the object is to obtain pairs of cards.
  10. Noun.  (uncountable, derogatory) A woman.
  11. Noun.  (slang) An easy victim for swindling.
  12. Noun.  (nautical) A makeshift overlapping longitudinal brace used to temporarily repair or extend a spar or mast of a ship.
  13. Noun.  (nautical) Torpedo.
  14. Noun.  (poker slang) A bad poker player.
  15. Adjective.  Of or relating to fish; piscine; ichthyic.
  16. Verb.  (intransitive) To try to catch fish, whether successfully or not.
  17. Verb.  (transitive) To try to find something other than fish in (a body of water).
  18. Verb.  (intransitive) To attempt to find or get hold of an object by searching among other objects.
  19. Verb.  (intransitive, followed by "around") To attempt to obtain information by talking to people.
  20. Verb.  (intransitive, cricket) Of a batsman, to attempt to hit a ball outside off stump and miss it.
  21. Verb.  (transitive, figuratively) To attempt to gain.
  22. Verb.  (nautical) To repair a spar or mast using a brace often called a fish (see NOUN above).

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