fetch




To fetch something is to go and get it. “Go fetch!” you might shout after your dog while throwing a stick into the yard.

Fetch comes from the Old English fatian meaning “grasp.” When a dog fetches a bone, it grasps it in its mouth. You can ask your sister to fetch or grab your backpack off the table. If you sell something for a good price, you can fetch, or bring in, a decent amount of money. If you are sick of playing fetch, you might try to fetch a good price for your pooch.

Definitions of fetch
  1. verb

    go or come after and bring or take back

    “The dog
    fetched the hat”
    synonyms:
    bring, convey, get

    bring, convey, take

    take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
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    Antonyms:

    bear away, bear off, carry away, carry off, take away

    remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state
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    retrieve

    run after, pick up, and bring to the master
    retrieve

    go for and bring back
    deliver

    bring to a destination, make a delivery
    misdeliver

    deliver to the wrong address
    process, serve, swear out

    deliver a warrant or summons to someone
    discharge, drop, drop off, put down, set down, unload

    leave or unload
    consign

    send to an address
    type of:

    channel, channelise, channelize, transfer, transmit, transport

    send from one person or place to another

  2. verb

    take away or remove

    “The devil will
    fetch you!”
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    type of:

    bring, convey, take

    take something or somebody with oneself somewhere

  3. noun

    the action of fetching

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    type of:

    action

    something done (usually as opposed to something said)

  4. verb

    be sold for a certain price

    “The old print
    fetched a high price at the auction”
    synonyms:
    bring, bring in

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