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

Examples of fetch up in a Sentence

the driver fetched up the horse-drawn carriage in front of the church
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First Known Use of fetch up

1599, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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12 Jun 2022

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“Fetch up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fetch%20up. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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