fetch up

verb
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 Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc has hired Deloitte to conduct the sale of its diesel and gas engine division Bergen, which could fetch up to 100 million pounds ($129 million), the Sunday Telegraph reported. Jacqueline Poh, Bloomberg.com, "Rolls-Royce Plans Sale of Bergen Engines Unit, Telegraph Says," 1 Nov. 2020 The museum’s auction will feature a 1964 Black Bowmore 50-Year-Old that could fetch up to $80,000, according to a press release. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Bourbon online auction set at Kentucky museum," 8 Oct. 2020 Some of the animals rescued alive, like baby chimpanzees, fetch up to $50,000 on the international black market. Natalie Gallón, CNN, "Can nature heal itself? What the pandemic has shown us," 2 Oct. 2020 My greatest pleasure is to fetch up to a race on a weekend, to get myself up some great hills, and to zoom down their sides with unfettered joy. Rose George, The New York Review of Books, "Running Alone Together," 10 Apr. 2020 Houses in the upscale seaside neighborhood of Foz do Douro can fetch up to 3 million euros ($3.26 million). Lana Bortolot, New York Times, "A Three-Bedroom House on a Hill in Portugal," 22 Apr. 2020 Rare Japanese glass eels can fetch up to $30,000 a kilo. The Economist, "The mysterious life and times of eels," 18 Dec. 2019 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

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fetch%20up. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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