- 1 [transitive] fetch somebody/something (old-fashioned) to go to where someone or something is and bring them/it back to fetch help / a doctor The inhabitants have to walk a mile to fetch water.
- 2[intransitive, transitive] (of a dog) to bring back an object that someone has thrown Many dogs need to be trained to fetch. fetch something Go fetch the bone!
- 3 [transitive] fetch something to be sold for a particular price synonym sell for The painting is expected to fetch $10,000 at auction. Idioms
NAmE//fɛtʃ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they fetch
he / she / it fetches
past simple fetched
-ing form fetching
to do a lot of little jobs for someone as if you were their servant Most of her day was spent fetching and carrying for her family.
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