To fetch up
Fetch Fetch (f[e^]ch; 224), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fetched} 2; p. pr. & vb. n.. {Fetching}.] [OE. fecchen, AS. feccan, perh. the same word as fetian; or cf. facian to wish to get, OFries. faka to prepare. [root]77. Cf. {Fet}, v. t.] 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. [1913 Webster]

Time will run back and fetch the age of gold. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

He called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink. And as she was going to fetch it he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand. --1 Kings xvii. 11, 12. [1913 Webster]

2. To obtain as price or equivalent; to sell for. [1913 Webster]

Our native horses were held in small esteem, and fetched low prices. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

3. To recall from a swoon; to revive; -- sometimes with to; as, to fetch a man to. [1913 Webster]

Fetching men again when they swoon. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

4. To reduce; to throw. [1913 Webster]

The sudden trip in wrestling that fetches a man to the ground. --South. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

I'll fetch a turn about the garden. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

He fetches his blow quick and sure. --South. [1913 Webster]

6. To bring or get within reach by going; to reach; to arrive at; to attain; to reach by sailing. [1913 Webster]

Meantine flew our ships, and straight we fetched The siren's isle. --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

7. To cause to come; to bring to a particular state. [1913 Webster]

They could n't fetch the butter in the churn. --W. Barnes. [1913 Webster]

{To fetch a compass} (Naut.), to make a circuit; to take a circuitous route going to a place.

{To fetch a pump}, to make it draw water by pouring water into the top and working the handle.

{To fetch headway} or {To fetch sternway} (Naut.), to move ahead or astern.

{To fetch out}, to develop. ``The skill of the polisher fetches out the colors [of marble]'' --Addison.

{To fetch up}. (a) To overtake. [Obs.] ``Says [the hare], I can fetch up the tortoise when I please.'' --L'Estrange. (b) To stop suddenly. [1913 Webster]


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  • To bring up — Bring Bring, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brought}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bringing}.] [OE. bringen, AS. bringan; akin to OS. brengian, D. brengen, Fries. brenga, OHG. bringan, G. bringen, Goth. briggan.] 1. To convey to the place where the speaker is or is to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To fetch a compass — Fetch Fetch (f[e^]ch; 224), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fetched} 2; p. pr. & vb. n.. {Fetching}.] [OE. fecchen, AS. feccan, perh. the same word as fetian; or cf. facian to wish to get, OFries. faka to prepare. [root]77. Cf. {Fet}, v. t.] 1. To bear… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To fetch a pump — Fetch Fetch (f[e^]ch; 224), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fetched} 2; p. pr. & vb. n.. {Fetching}.] [OE. fecchen, AS. feccan, perh. the same word as fetian; or cf. facian to wish to get, OFries. faka to prepare. [root]77. Cf. {Fet}, v. t.] 1. To bear… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To fetch headway — Fetch Fetch (f[e^]ch; 224), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fetched} 2; p. pr. & vb. n.. {Fetching}.] [OE. fecchen, AS. feccan, perh. the same word as fetian; or cf. facian to wish to get, OFries. faka to prepare. [root]77. Cf. {Fet}, v. t.] 1. To bear… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To fetch out — Fetch Fetch (f[e^]ch; 224), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fetched} 2; p. pr. & vb. n.. {Fetching}.] [OE. fecchen, AS. feccan, perh. the same word as fetian; or cf. facian to wish to get, OFries. faka to prepare. [root]77. Cf. {Fet}, v. t.] 1. To bear… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To fetch sternway — Fetch Fetch (f[e^]ch; 224), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fetched} 2; p. pr. & vb. n.. {Fetching}.] [OE. fecchen, AS. feccan, perh. the same word as fetian; or cf. facian to wish to get, OFries. faka to prepare. [root]77. Cf. {Fet}, v. t.] 1. To bear… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fetch up — verb finally be or do something He ended up marrying his high school sweetheart he wound up being unemployed and living at home again • Syn: ↑finish up, ↑land up, ↑end up, ↑wind up, ↑finish • Deri …   Useful english dictionary

  • To bring up any one with a round turn — Bring Bring, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brought}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bringing}.] [OE. bringen, AS. bringan; akin to OS. brengian, D. brengen, Fries. brenga, OHG. bringan, G. bringen, Goth. briggan.] 1. To convey to the place where the speaker is or is to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fetch up — Synonyms and related words: accomplish, achieve, apprentice, approach, arrive, arrive at, arrive in, attain, attain to, be received, blow in, bob up, break, break in, breed, bring up, bring up short, cease fire, check in, clock in, come, come in …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fetch up — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms fetch up : present tense I/you/we/they fetch up he/she/it fetches up present participle fetching up past tense fetched up past participle fetched up British informal to arrive at a place by accident or… …   English dictionary

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