Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To fish out; to find out by skill or laborious investigation; to search out.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To fish out; to find out by skill or laborious investigation; to search out.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To search out; hence, to discover by subtle means or by strict examination.

Etymologies

Latin expiscatus, past participle of expiscari to fish out; ex out + piscari to fish, piscis fish. (Wiktionary)

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