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to fish with a hook and bait fish
trad. (釣魚)
simp. (钓鱼)




  1. to fish; to angle
  2. (figuratively) to dupe; to trick; to deceive
  3. (figuratively, of the police) to entrap someone; to enforce the law by framing a case against the captured
  4. (computing) to phish
  5. (figuratively, chiefly Cantonese) to nod off; to doze off (in class, meeting, etc. and lower and raise the head cyclically, like the tip of a fishing rod)
  6. (intransitive, Internet slang) to troll

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