fetch

fetch VERB 1) go for and bring back. 2) cause to come to a place. 3) achieve (a particular price) when sold. 4) (fetch up) informal arrive or come to rest. 5) informal inflict (a blow) on. 6) archaic bring forth (blood or tears).
NOUN an act of fetching.
fetch and carry — Cf. ↑fetch and carry
DERIVATIVES fetcher noun.
ORIGIN Old English.

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  • Fetch — (f[e^]ch; 224), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fetched} 2; p. pr. & vb. n.. {Fetching}.] [OE. fecchen, AS. feccan, perh. the same word as fetian; or cf. facian to wish to get, OFries. faka to prepare. [root]77. Cf. {Fet}, v. t.] 1. To bear toward the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fetch — [ fetʃ ] verb transitive ** 1. ) to be sold for a particular amount of money, especially at an AUCTION (=sale where goods are sold to the person offering the most money): The painting is expected to fetch up to $220,000. 2. ) OLD FASHIONED to go… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Fetch — may refer to: * Fetch (geography), the length of water over which a given wind has blown * Fetch (game), a game played between a human and a pet in which the human throws an object for the pet to catch and/or retrieve * Fetch (FTP client), a… …   Wikipedia

  • fetch — ● fetch, fetches nom masculin (anglais fetch) En hydrologie, synonyme de course. ● fetch, fetches (synonymes) nom masculin (anglais fetch) Synonymes : course fetch …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • fetch — fetch, v. i. To bring one s self; to make headway; to veer; as, to fetch about; to fetch to windward. Totten. [1913 Webster] {To fetch away} (Naut.), to break loose; to roll or slide to leeward. {To fetch and carry}, to serve obsequiously, like a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fetch — Fetch, n. 1. A stratagem by which a thing is indirectly brought to pass, or by which one thing seems intended and another is done; a trick; an artifice. [1913 Webster] Every little fetch of wit and criticism. South. [1913 Webster] 2. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fetch — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Un fetch es un doble sobrenatural, aparición o fantasma de una persona viva en el folklore irlandés. Es en gran parte semejante al doppelganger. Francis Grose escribió en su Provincial Glossary (1787) que el término… …   Wikipedia Español

  • fetch — fetch1 [fech] vt. [ME fecchen < OE feccan, earlier fetian < IE * pedyo (extension of base * ped , FOOT) > Ger fassen, to grasp] 1. to go after and come back with; bring; get 2. to cause to come; produce; elicit 3. to draw (a breath) or… …   English World dictionary

  • fetch — s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS geogr., mar. in oceanografia, l area di mare o di lago sulla quale spira un vento di direzione costante generando onde {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: sec. XX. ETIMO: der. di (to) fetch raggiungere, navigare …   Dizionario italiano

  • fetch — fetch; fetch·ing·ly; …   English syllables

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