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o•ver•fish



Pronunciation: (ō"vur-fish'), [key]
v.t.
to fish (an area) excessively; to exhaust the supply of usable fish in (certain waters): Scientists are concerned that fishing boats may overfish our coastal waters.

v.i.
to fish so as to deplete the supply of fish in certain waters: If the trawlers are going to overfish here, we'll need legislation to restrict their hauls.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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