fetch up

fetched up; fetching up; fetches up

Definition of fetch up

transitive verb

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

intransitive verb

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

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Examples of fetch up in a Sentence

the driver fetched up the horse-drawn carriage in front of the church
Recent Examples on the Web The finest adult males could fetch up to $1,600 apiece —$49,000 in today’s dollars. Tyrone Beason, Los Angeles Times, "Slavery’s descendants say a reparations check won’t make the pain go away," 18 Aug. 2019 Christie’s estimates the flight manual could fetch up to $9 million. Denise Chow, NBC News, "Unique Apollo 11 memorabilia up for auction on 50th anniversary of moon landing," 18 July 2019 This includes 100-foot slash pine that could have fetched up to $60 a ton as utility poles before the storm, but now might be worth $2 to $3 a ton as pulp. Ryan Dezember, WSJ, "Stressed Southern Timber Growers Get Hit Again," 27 Oct. 2018 Analysts estimate that the sale of the animal-health unit, the smallest of the group’s four businesses, could fetch up to €7 billion ($8 billion) while a sale of Coppertone and Dr. Scholl’s could raise roughly €1 billion. Ruth Bender, WSJ, "Bayer to Cut 12,000 Jobs, Shed Coppertone and Dr. Scholl’s Brands," 29 Nov. 2018 The copy desk was the place where reporters fetched up once their legs or livers gave out. John E. Mcintyre, baltimoresun.com, "We owe a debt to Hank Glamann," 13 July 2018 The vaquita's rapid decline is an unintended consequence of the increasing demand for tatoaba, a type of fish that can fetch up to $10,000 each on the Chinese black market. CBS News, "Inside the effort to save the world's most endangered marine mammal, the vaquita," 30 June 2018 The birds fetched up to $600 a pop on the black market. Travis Andersen, BostonGlobe.com, "Mass. banned cockfighting in 1836. But this blood sport just won’t die," 29 May 2018 According to the Sun, Arsenal have now joined Chelsea, Manchester United and Inter in the race to sign him ahead of next season, with the report claiming Nainggolan could actually fetch up to £45m. SI.com, "Inter Set to Make Bid for Roma's Radja Nainggolan as Premier League Trio Also Eye Potential Deal," 28 May 2018

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First Known Use of fetch up

1599, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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“Fetch up.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fetch%20up. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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