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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 heave (a sigh, groan, etc.)
4. Rare to derive or infer
5. to arrive at; reach, esp. when sailing against the wind or tide
6. to bring as a price; sell for
7. Informal to attract; charm; captivate
8. Informal to deliver or deal (a blow, stroke, etc.)
vi.
1. to go after things and bring them back; specif., to retrieve game: said of hounds
2. Naut.
a) to take or hold a course
b) to veer
n.
1. the act of fetching
2. a trick; dodge
3. the distance a wind blows unobstructed over water, esp. as a factor affecting the buildup of waves
SYN.- BRING
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fetch and carry
to do minor tasks or chores
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fetch up
1. Informal to come to a stop; arrive at a destination or stopping place; end up
2. Dial. to bring up or raise (a child, pet, etc.)
fetch2 [fech]
n.
[< ?]
the apparition of a living person; wraith

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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