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Fetch meaning

fetch - 13 dictionary results

  1. 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. 2. To obtain as price or equivalent; to sell for.
  3. 3. To reduce; to throw.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. To bring or get within reach by going; to reach; to arrive at; to attain; to reach by sailing.
  6. 6. To cause to come; to bring to a particular state.
  7. 7. To bring one's self; to make headway; to veer; as, to fetch about; to fetch to windward.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. The apparation of a living person; a wraith.
  10. 10. To recall from a swoon; to revive; - sometimes with to; as, to fetch a man to.
  11. 11. To bring one's self; to make headway; to veer; as, to about; to to windward.
  12. 12. A trick; artifice.
  13. 13. To bring; go and get; obtain, as a price.

fetch - examples of usage

  1. I knew it would fetch round to 'Every Other Week, ' somehow. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. But she broke off, and rose as if to fetch something from the next room. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. You see, Nan was always wanted to do things, or fetch things, or send for things. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
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