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Definition of "fetch" []

  • To come or go after and take or bring back: The puppy fetched the stick that we had tossed. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to come. (verb-transitive)
  • To bring in as a price: fetched a thousand dollars at auction. (verb-transitive)
  • To interest or attract. (verb-transitive)
  • To draw in (breath); inhale. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fetch" in a sentence
  • "Force-fetch is an unpleasant but extremely important part of the retriever training program ..."
  • "For instance, Mr. Pichlmaier recalls that one junior chef was asked to regularly fetch from a Chinese shop a special dried-herb mixture that Mr. Angelo used to make the African chicken sauce."
  • "Whenever there came a moment free from work, when Doña Josefa had no water to fetch from the public well, nor gold to stitch upon the altar cloth for the Church of Santa Maria del Rosario, then she would run out of her house into the street and call:"