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fetch

play
verb \ˈfech\

Definition of fetch

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to go or come after and bring or take back fetch a doctorb :  derive, deduce fetch analogies from nature

  3. 2a :  to cause to come one shot fetched downb :  to bring in (a price or similar return) :  realize The hogs fetched a good price at the market.c :  interest, attract … he doesn't fetch the girls like William … — D. H. Lawrence

  4. 3a :  to give (a blow) by striking :  deal fetch him a clip on the chinb chiefly dialectal :  bring about, accomplishc (1) :  to take in :  draw sat fetching her breath in dry sobs — Ngaio Marsh (2) :  to bring forth :  heave fetch a sigh

  5. 4a :  to reach by sailing especially against the wind or tide fetch the harbor before the storm breaksb :  to arrive at :  reach fetched home after a long ride

  6. intransitive verb
  7. 1 :  to get and bring something; specifically :  to retrieve killed game

  8. 2 :  to take a roundabout way :  circle

  9. 3a :  to hold a course on a body of water fetch to windwardb :  veer

fetcher

noun

Examples of fetch in a Sentence

  1. If you throw the ball the dog will fetch it.

  2. Hunting dogs are trained to fetch.

  3. This table should fetch quite a bit at auction.

  4. The house fetched more than we expected.

Origin and Etymology of fetch

Middle English fecchen, from Old English fetian, feccan; perhaps akin to Old English fōt foot — more at foot


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fetch

noun

Definition of fetch

  1. 1 :  trick, stratagem

  2. 2 :  an act or instance of fetching

  3. 3a :  the distance along open water or land over which the wind blowsb :  the distance traversed by waves without obstruction

Origin and Etymology of fetch

see 1fetch


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fetch

noun

Definition of fetch

Origin and Etymology of fetch

origin unknown



FETCH Defined for English Language Learners

fetch

play
verb

Definition of fetch for English Language Learners

  • : to go after and bring back (someone or something)

  • : to be sold for (an amount of money)


FETCH Defined for Kids

fetch

play
verb \ˈfech\

Definition of fetch for Students

fetched

;

fetching

  1. 1 :  to go after and bring back

  2. 2 :  to bring as a price :  sell for The artwork will fetch a high price.



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