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

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Examples of fetch up in a Sentence

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

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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 This year, a muskrat pelt averaged about $11, mink was going for around $21 and coyote fur fetched up to $90 a pelt. John Carlisle, Detroit Free Press, "John Carlisle: Many are answering the call of the wild in the U.P.," 18 Aug. 2014 The seats are easily removed and can fetch up to $1,000, police say. Stephen English, star-telegram, "He stole a package from a porch in Fort Worth, police say. Do you recognize him? | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 24 Apr. 2018 The department says on its Facebook page that third-row seats are easily removed, bear no traceable serial numbers and can fetch up to $1,000 in online sales or at flea markets or salvage yards. Stephen English, star-telegram, "Something in your SUV is valuable and easy to steal. Do you know how to protect it? | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 16 Apr. 2018 The resale prices on any of these shoes are insane, with some iterations of the VaporMax models fetching up to $1,500 on the aftermarket. Jake Woolf, GQ, "Your Nike x Off-White VaporMax 2018 “White” Buying Guide," 13 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of fetch up

1599, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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