angle2 /ˈaŋɡ(ə)l/

a

I. verb [no obj.]

1. fish with a rod and line.

there are no big fish left to angle for.
2. seek something desired by indirectly prompting someone to offer it

Ralph had begun to angle for an invitation.
II. noun


‹archaic› a fish hook.

you will be pleased too, if you find a Trout at one of our Angles.
– origin Old English angul (noun); the verb dates from late Middle English.

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