Fetch Definition

fĕch
fetched, fetches, fetchest
verb
fetched, fetches
To go after and come back with; bring; get.
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To cause to come; produce; elicit.
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To derive or infer.
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To draw (a breath) or heave (a sigh, groan, etc.)
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To bring as a price; sell for.
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noun
fetches
The act of fetching.
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A trick; dodge.
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The distance a wind blows unobstructed over water, esp. as a factor affecting the buildup of waves.
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The distance traveled by waves with no obstruction.
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The apparition of a living person; wraith.
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adjective
fetchest
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idiom
fetch and carry
  • to do minor tasks or chores
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fetch up
  • to come to a stop; arrive at a destination or stopping place; end up
  • to bring up or raise (a child, pet, etc.)
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Other Word Forms of Fetch

Adjective

Base Form:
fetch
Superlative:
fetchest

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Fetch

Origin of Fetch

  • From Middle English fecchen, from Old English feċċan, fæċċan (“to fetch”). In one view, an alteration of fetian, fatian ("to fetch, marry"; whence also English fet), from Proto-Germanic *fatōną, *fatjaną (“to fetch”), from Proto-Indo-European *ped- (“foot”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English fecchen from Old English feccean ped- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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