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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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