Definition of “fetch” - English Dictionary

“fetch” in British English

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uk /fetʃ/ 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

  • This glass has been used - please fetch me a clean one.
  • Would you like to wait out here, and the doctor will come and fetch you in a minute?
  • She fetched another chair from the dining room.
  • He fetches the children from school on Mondays and Fridays.
  • That looks uncomfortable. I'll go and fetch a cushion for you.

Phrasal verb(s)

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 Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“fetch” in American English

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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)