fetch Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "fetch" - English Dictionary

See all translations

fetchverb

uk   us   /fetʃ/ mainly UK

fetch verb (GET)

B1 [T] to go to another place to get something or someone and bring it, him, or her back: [+ two objects] Could you fetch me my glasses/fetch my glasses for me from the other room, please? I have to fetch my mother from the station.
More examples

fetch verb (SELL)

[T] to be sold for a particular amount of money: The paintings fetched over a million dollars. The house didn't fetch as much as she was hoping it would.

fetch verb (HIT)

[T + two objects] old-fashioned informal to hit someone with the hand: I fetched him a smart blow on the ear!
Phrasal verbs

fetchnoun [U]

play fetch US to play a game with a dog that involves throwing something for it to run after and bring back to you
(Definition of fetch from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of fetch?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “fetch” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
child benefit

money received regularly by families from the government to help pay for the costs of taking care of children

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

responsible luxury noun
responsible luxury noun
August 03, 2015
high-end, green tourism and hospitality Jumeirah’s ‘responsible luxury’ approach is an example of a sustainable travel experience – future guests will enjoy the environment as much as today’s.

Read More