fetch up


fetched up; fetching up; fetches up

transitive verb

: to bring up or out : produce
: to make up (something, such as lost time)
: to bring to a stop

intransitive verb

: to reach a standstill, stopping place, or goal : end up
may have fetched up running a village storeGeoffrey Household

Examples of fetch up in a Sentence

the driver fetched up the horse-drawn carriage in front of the church
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Word History

First Known Use

1599, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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The first known use of fetch up was in 1599

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“Fetch up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fetch%20up. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition

fetch up

: to come to or bring to a stop
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