fetch Definition

  • 1go for and then bring back (someone or something)
  • 2cause to be brought back
  • 3be sold for (a particular price)

Using fetch: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "fetch" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Can you fetch me a glass of water?

  • Example

    I'll fetch the car around.

  • Example

    The painting fetched a high price at the auction.

fetch Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for fetch

Antonyms for fetch

Phrases with fetch

  • perform menial tasks for someone


    He treated her like a servant, making her fetch and carry for him.

  • fetch up

    arrive somewhere after a journey


    They finally fetched up at the hotel after a long day of driving.

  • let out a sigh


    She fetched a deep sigh and closed her eyes.

Origins of fetch

from Old English 'feccan', meaning 'to bring, take hold of'


Summary: fetch in Brief

The verb 'fetch' [fetʃ] means to go for and bring back someone or something, or to cause something to be brought back. It can also mean to be sold for a particular price. Examples include 'Can you fetch me a glass of water?' and 'The painting fetched a high price at the auction.' Phrases include 'fetch and carry,' meaning to perform menial tasks, and 'fetch up,' meaning to arrive somewhere after a journey.

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