- damned: Jim beat up every fetched one of them.
Origin of fetched
- to go and bring back; return with; get: to go up a hill to fetch a pail of water.
- to cause to come; bring: to fetch a doctor.
- 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.
- fetch up,
- 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.
- fetch and carry, to perform menial tasks.
Origin of fetch1
Examples from the Web for fetched
One of them fetched Manuel, nicknamed Barba (Spanish for beard), who was, of course, clean shaven.Cocaine, Politicians and Wives: Inside the World’s Most Bizarre Prison
October 12, 2014
It is pressed deep inside, then more is fetched to mash on top.Dr. Mike’s Makes the Best Ice Cream on Earth
Jane & Michael Stern
July 27, 2014
He called J.W. Whitten for permission, then fetched the local priest.The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis
Richard Ben Cramer
January 11, 2014
A 1986 dress worn by Diana fetched $140,000 in London today.'Fairytale' Diana Dress Makes $140,000 At Auction
December 4, 2013
The beautiful pink ‘Princie’ diamond just fetched a record haul at Christie's.Whose $40 Million Diamond Is It? An Italian Family Feud
Barbie Latza Nadeau
April 18, 2013
I fetched up at an exit on the side street, and there they were directly in front of me.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
But we had an accident, now, and it fetched all the plans to a standstill.Tom Sawyer Abroad
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
And who fetched them into this province, I should like to know!In the Valley
They fetched her something to bring her round, and she was so pale, oh, so pale.
There I found Laurence Grard, but she was fetched away the next moment.
- to go after and bring back; getto fetch help
- to cause to come; bring or draw forththe 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 attractto 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
- the ghost or apparition of a living person
Word Origin and History for fetched
"apparition, specter, a double," 1787, of unknown origin (see OED for discussion).
Old English feccan, apparently a variant of fetian, fatian "to fetch, bring near, obtain; induce; to marry," probably from Proto-Germanic *fatojanan (cf. Old Frisian fatia "to grasp, seize, contain," Old Norse feta "to find one's way," Middle Dutch vatten, Old High German sih faggon "to mount, climb," German fassen "to grasp, contain"). Variant form fet, a derivation of the older Old English version of the word, survived as a competitor until 17c. Related: Fetched; fetching.