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[bot-uh m-fish]
verb (used without object)
  1. to fish with a weighted line for fish that feed close to the bottom.
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Origin of bottom-fish

First recorded in 1840–50


[bot-uh m-fee-ding]
  1. the activities of a bottom feeder.
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Also called bot·tom-fish·ing [bot-uh m-fish-ing] /ˈbɒt əmˌfɪʃ ɪŋ/.
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British Dictionary definitions for bottom fishing

bottom fishing

  1. investing in low-priced shares that show prospects of recovery or in shares that are low-priced because of a general market decline in the hope of making a profit
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Derived Formsbottom fisher, noun
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