fish-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: Seek something indirectly or desperately.

He fishes for compliments from everyone he meets.
You're fishing for facts - go finish researching and then we'll talk.
I fish for love in everyday life.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: Catch or try to catch fish or shellfish; try to catch some other concrete thing, by extension.

I like to fish on the weekends.
Expert divers fish for conch off the Keys.
It's silly how men try to fish for women in all the wrong places.

VerbNet: berry-13.7,hunt-35.1
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: fish.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2