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Meaning of “fetch” in the English Dictionary

"fetch" in British English

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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.

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  • fetch verb (SELL)

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

fetchnoun [U]

play fetch US to ​play a ​game with a ​dog that ​involvesthrowing something for it to ​run after and ​bring back to you
(Definition of fetch from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fetch" in American English

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fetchverb

 us   /fetʃ/
  • fetch verb (GET)

[I/T] to go get something or someone and ​bring the thing or ​person back: [I] She’s been ​teaching the ​dog to fetch (= get a ​stick or ​ball that is ​thrown and ​bring it back).
  • fetch verb (SELL)

[T] to be ​sold for a ​price: The ​collection of ​paintings fetched over a million ​dollars.
(Definition of fetch from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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