Adjective "fetched" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Go for and then bring back (someone or something) for someone.
  1. with two objects 'she fetched me a cup of tea'
  2. 'He bends down and tosses a stick to Baxter, who obligingly fetches it and brings it back.'
  3. 'It took me a while to fetch the car and bring it up to the church to get my parents.'
  4. 'Lee was left to play by himself when his cousins left the house and his mother went to fetch a cup of tea for Lee's disabled great-grandmother, Margaret Duplex.'
  5. 'In the afternoon, one guest said, the bride was fetched and brought to the party.'
  6. 'One moment of reality that was to haunt me for a long time was what happened when I went to fetch Stephen's death certificate at the Hallamshire hospital in Sheffield, where he had died.'
  7. 'To get my birth certificate in my Dutch home town, I have to ask my mother to mobilize my 80-year old uncle, the last family member to live in this city, so he can fetch it in person.'
  8. 'As she conducts household errands, fetching apples or replating candlesticks, she seeks ‘her own secret’.'
  9. 'We trained him to fetch it and bring it back repeatedly.'
  10. 'I had a need to go fetch his last belongings and bring them home to my house to wash them.'
  11. 'Once we reached the library, we three signed in, and Kelsey surreptitiously drifted away, fetching the large tome and bringing it to the room where we were doing our shift.'
  12. 'I likewise promise that I shall not be obliged to fetch blood with the scourge.'
  13. 'Men of wisdom fetch their breath up from deep inside and below, while others breathe with their voice box alone.'
Achieve (a particular price) when sold.
  1. 'It will surely fetch a better price with new gutters, tiles, gates, fences, sand-blasted and pointed.'
  2. 'A similar load of peaches or lychees could easily fetch double that.'
  3. 'In today's market yesterday's playthings fetch serious prices and last year was a bumper year for toys and related ephemera.'
  4. 'Oil is sold wherever it can fetch the highest price.'
  5. 'Later this month two retail units on Mainguard Street will go to auction and are expected to fetch a combined price of around €1 million.'
  6. 'Second, because of that lessened demand, the oil they do sell fetches a lower price.'
  7. 'In the tourist shops of Toraja heirlooms fetch high prices as objets d' art, and land too is sometimes sold for government projects or tourist developments.'
  8. 'The words that the verses of the Qur'an should not be sold for a paltry price do not mean that they can be sold if they fetch a high price.'
  9. 'Hong Kong share prices closed off their lows as property stocks rebounded in late trade on hopes that next week's government land auction will fetch high prices and trigger a rally in the sector.'
  10. 'If you are ready to sell now the rising demand for Teps means that you are likely to be able to fetch a higher price than you could a few years ago.'
Inflict (a blow or slap) on (someone)
  1. 'The best she could do was to fetch a slap at tall Charley's head.'
  2. 'One of the children, not understanding the kneeling order, and standing up, the mother fetched her a slap on the ear, crying, ‘Drat it, Jane, kneel down.’'
Cause great interest or delight in (someone)
  1. 'Her song has something that fetches an audience.'


The distance travelled by wind or waves across open water.
  1. 'The fetch of the Trade winds would weaken in their equator-ward extent.'
  2. 'Wave disturbance was estimated by measuring the fetch for wave height on maps as the width of the river perpendicular to the center of the riverbank site.'
  3. 'For an area of sea so protected from the winds and enormous fetches of the Atlantic or Pacific, the sheer number of wrecks at first seems disproportionate.'
A stratagem or trick.
  1. 'In ‘the wily fetches of lawyers,’ we see the handiwork of our Speaker, whose zeal in Richard's cause never relaxed until the Parliament had exhausted every resource.'


The apparition or double of a living person, formerly believed to be a warning of that person's impending death.
  1. 'In the following weeks the fetch was seen on a number of occasions.'

More definitions

1. damned: Jim beat up every fetched one of them.

More examples(as adjective)

"cents can be fetched."

"prices can be fetched."

"yields can be fetched."

"waters can be fetched."

"numbers can be fetched."

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Late 17th century: of unknown origin.


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