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fetch

verb 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 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!
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fetch

noun [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
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