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Definition of Fetch

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

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

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

The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all.
Voltaire

Mind you, I've always been musical... Mother used to sit me on her knee and I'd whisper, 'Mummy, Mummy, sing me a lullaby do,' and she'd say: 'Certainly my angel, my wee bundle of happiness, hold my beer while I fetch me banjo.'
Les Dawson
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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