What does the word angling mean?

Usage examples for angling

  1. On the other side of the creek, the trail ran angling off downstream, skirted a small lake hidden in the trees, climbed over another low shoulder and dropped into a second valley. – Cat and Mouse by Ralph Williams
  2. She was angling for him- he had never suspected that. – Joanna Godden by Sheila Kaye-Smith
  3. She was firm in her resolve that she had no intention of patiently waiting in her home, ostensibly busying herself with social duties but in reality " waiting if not actually angling for a man." – To Him That Hath A Novel Of The West Of Today by Ralph Connor