to sell for or bring (a price, financial return, etc.): The horse fetched $50 more than it cost.
Informal. to charm; captivate: Her beauty fetched the coldest hearts.
to take (a breath).
to utter (a sigh, groan, etc.).
to deal or deliver (a stroke, blow, etc.).
to perform or execute (a movement, step, leap, etc.).
Chiefly Nautical and British Dialect. to reach; arrive at: to fetch port.
Hunting. (of a dog) to retrieve (game).
to go and bring things.
Chiefly Nautical. to move or maneuver.
Hunting. to retrieve game (often used as a command to a dog).
to go by an indirect route; circle (often followed by around or about): We fetched around through the outer suburbs.
the act of fetching.
the distance of fetching: a long fetch.
an area where ocean waves are being generated by the wind.
the length of such an area.
the reach or stretch of a thing.
a trick; dodge.
fetch about, Nautical. (of a sailing vessel) to come onto a new tack.
Informal. to arrive or stop.
Older Use. to raise (children); bring up: She had to fetch up her younger sisters.
Nautical. (of a vessel) to come to a halt, as by lowering an anchor or running aground; bring up.
Idioms about fetch
fetch and carry, to perform menial tasks.
- fetcher, noun
Other definitions for fetch (2 of 2)
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How to use fetch in a sentence
The fetch rover would have ferried them several hundred yards across the Martian surface to a lander near Jezero Crater, where the sample tubes would be transferred to the Mars Ascent Vehicle.NASA’s new Sample Recovery Helicopters will make flying on Mars less ‘boring’ | Eva Botkin-Kowacki | August 5, 2022 | Popular-Science
Once all the samples have been collected, a fetch rover will pick them up and bring them to where MAV is on its lander.This miniature rocket could be the first NASA craft launched from Mars | Casey Crownhart | February 22, 2022 | Popular-Science
The 2010 reviews were harsh on these side quests, which on the surface appear to be mundane fetch quests.‘Nier Replicant’ is an experimental, heartbreaking pop album of a video game | Gene Park | April 22, 2021 | Washington Post
Different features to think about when shopping for dog coatsThe best dog coats for keeping your pet warm in cold weather should fit properly and feature a durable construction that’s appropriate for lasting through endless rounds of fetch.
In the case of production search, it is likely something much more advanced than simply BM25 overall, but likely the more advanced and expensive resources are used in the second stage, rather than the initial fetch.
The same bodyguard, apparently bearing croissants, returns to fetch the never-married philandering leader the next morning.Hollande's Jilted Lover Valerie Trierweiler Tells All | Tracy McNicoll | September 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The house is now likely to be sold—it will probably fetch £33m ($54.7m)—to pay a £14m ($23.2m) fine to the British authorities.
Rhino horn is particularly lucrative—each kilogram can fetch up to $66,000.
Rothko, Basquiat, and Warhol paintings fetch big bucks at auction.
A picture on his Instagram account can easily fetch 2,000 likes.From G.I. to Eye Candy: War Vet Alex Minsky’s Model Turn | Itay Hod | March 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I hung the receiver up again, wondering what business could fetch Jack Bridges round at that time of the evening to see me.Uncanny Tales | Various
While she flitted into the next room to fetch a stamp, Mrs. Haughstone, her needles arrested in mid-air, looked steadily at Tom.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
Come away, my lady; it won't be long till we meet a cab or something to fetch us where you please.Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
You may burn a candle, said the Jew, putting one upon the table; and heres a book for you to read till they come to fetch you.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3) | Charles Dickens
Mis' Calvert, the old lady, she sent me to fetch this basket o' garden sass to Mis' Chester: an' this letter was for you, sir.Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
British Dictionary definitions for fetch (1 of 2)
to go after and bring back; get: to fetch help
to cause to come; bring or draw forth: the noise fetched him from the cellar
(also intr) to cost or sell for (a certain price): the table fetched six hundred pounds
to utter (a sigh, groan, etc)
informal to deal (a blow, slap, etc)
(also intr) nautical to arrive at or proceed by sailing
informal to attract: to be fetched by an idea
(used esp as a command to dogs) to retrieve (shot game, an object thrown, etc)
rare to draw in (a breath, gasp, etc), esp with difficulty
fetch and carry to perform menial tasks or run errands
the reach, stretch, etc, of a mechanism
a trick or stratagem
the distance in the direction of the prevailing wind that air or water can travel continuously without obstruction
British Dictionary definitions for fetch (2 of 2)
the ghost or apparition of a living person
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