fetch up

verb

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

Examples of fetch up in a Sentence

  1. the driver fetched up the horse-drawn carriage in front of the church

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First Known Use of fetch up

1599



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