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fetch

Verb

1 go or come after and bring or take back; "Get me those books over there, please"; "Could you bring the wine?"; "The dog fetched the hat" [syn: bring, get, convey] [ant: take away]
2 be sold for a certain price; "The painting brought $10,000"; "The old print fetched a high price at the auction" [syn: bring in, bring]
3 take away or remove; "The devil will fetch you!"

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English

Etymology

fecchen, feccan, Anglo-Saxon fæcce, perhaps the same word as fetian; or confer facian to wish to get, faka to prepare.

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. To retrieve; to bear towards; to get.
  2. To obtain as price or equivalent; to sell for.
  3. To bring or get within reach by going; to reach; to arrive at; to attain; to reach by sailing.
  4. To bring one's self; to make headway; to veer; as, to fetch about; to fetch to windward.

Translations

To retrieve; to bear towards; to get
To obtain as price or equivalent; to sell for

Noun

fetch
  1. The object of fetching; the source and origin of attraction; a force, quality or propensity which is attracting eg., in a given attribute of person, place, object, principle, etc.
  2. a type of guardian angel, guardian spirit, totemic being or tutelary entity, which was held to follow each person or family and the relationship being affixed or bound at the process or ceremony of naming (and in this usage is conceptually cognate with fylgja).
  3. 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.
    "Every little fetch of wit and criticism." -South.
  4. The apparition of a living person; a wraith.
    "The very fetch and ghost of Mrs. Gamp." -Dickens.

Extensive Definition

Fetch may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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