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Definition of Fetch


  1. To bear toward the person speaking, or the person or thing from whose point of view the action is contemplated; to go and bring; to get.
  2. To obtain as price or equivalent; to sell for.
  3. To recall from a swoon; to revive; -- sometimes with to; as, to fetch a man to.
  4. To reduce; to throw.
  5. To bring to accomplishment; to achieve; to make; to perform, with certain objects; as, to fetch a compass; to fetch a leap; to fetch a sigh.
  6. To bring or get within reach by going; to reach; to arrive at; to attain; to reach by sailing.
  7. To cause to come; to bring to a particular state.
  8. To bring one's self; to make headway; to veer; as, to fetch about; to fetch to windward.
  9. 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.
  10. The apparation of a living person; a wraith.

Fetch Quotations

For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands.
Christina Rossetti

I had a very simple, unremarkable and happy life. And I grew up in a very small town. And so my life was made up of, you know, in the morning going to the river to fetch water - no tap water, and no electricity - and, you know, bathing in the river, and then going to school, and playing soccer afterwards.
Ishmael Beah

A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
Groucho Marx

Women are like dogs really. They love like dogs, a little insistently. And they like to fetch and carry and come back wistfully after hard words, and learn rather easily to carry a basket.
Mary Roberts Rinehart

In Kenya women are the first victims of environmental degradation, because they are the ones who walk for hours looking for water, who fetch firewood, who provide food for their families.
Wangari Maathai
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Fetch Translations

fetch in Afrikaans is bring
fetch in Danish is hente, bringe
fetch in Dutch is brengen, bezorgen, aandragen
fetch in French is apporter, aveignez, amener, aveignent, apportons
fetch in German is Abruf {m}, abrufen, abrufen, hervorholen
fetch in Italian is portare, prendere
fetch in Latin is arcesso; accerso
fetch in Norwegian is innbringe, hente
fetch in Portuguese is busque
fetch in Spanish is sacar, llevar, traer, buscar, coger
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