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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fetch  \Fetch\  (?;  224),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fetched}  2;  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n..  {Fetching}.]  [OE.  fecchen,  AS  feccan  perh.  the 
  same  word  as  fetian;  or  cf  facian  to  wish  to  get  OFries 
  faka  to  prepare.  [root]  77.  Cf  {Fet},  v.  t.] 
  1.  To  bear  toward  the  person  speaking,  or  the  person  or  thing 
  from  whose  point  of  view  the  action  is  contemplated;  to  go 
  and  bring  to  get 
 
  Time  will  run  back  and  fetch  the  age  of  gold. 
  --Milton. 
 
  He  called  to  her  and  said  Fetch  me  I  pray  thee,  a 
  little  water  in  a  vessel,  that  I  may  drink.  And  as 
  she  was  going  to  fetch  it  he  called  to  her  and 
  said  Bring  me  I  pray  thee,  a  morsel  of  bred  in 
  thine  hand.  --1  Kings 
  xvii.  11,  12. 
 
  2.  To  obtain  as  price  or  equivalent;  to  sell  for 
 
  Our  native  horses  were  held  in  small  esteem,  and 
  fetched  low  prices.  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  To  recall  from  a  swoon;  to  revive;  --  sometimes  with  to 
  as  to  fetch  a  man  to 
 
  Fetching  men  again  when  they  swoon.  --Bacon. 
 
  4.  To  reduce;  to  throw. 
 
  The  sudden  trip  in  wrestling  that  fetches  a  man  to 
  the  ground.  --South. 
 
  5.  To  bring  to  accomplishment;  to  achieve;  to  make  to 
  perform,  with  certain  objects;  as  to  fetch  a  compass;  to 
  fetch  a  leap;  to  fetch  a  sigh. 
 
  I'll  fetch  a  turn  about  the  garden.  --Shak. 
 
  He  fetches  his  blow  quick  and  sure  --South. 
 
  6.  To  bring  or  get  within  reach  by  going;  to  reach;  to  arrive 
  at  to  attain;  to  reach  by  sailing. 
 
  Meantine  flew  our  ships,  and  straight  we  fetched  The 
  siren's  isle.  --Chapman. 
 
  7.  To  cause  to  come  to  bring  to  a  particular  state. 
 
  They  could  n't  fetch  the  butter  in  the  churn.  --W. 
  Barnes. 
 
  {To  fetch  a  compass}  (Naut.),  to  make  a  sircuit;  to  take  a 
  circuitious  route  going  to  a  place 
 
  {To  fetch  a  pump},  to  make  it  draw  water  by  pouring  water 
  into  the  top  and  working  the  handle. 
 
  {To  fetch}  {headway  or  sternway}  (Naut.),  to  move  ahead  or 
  astern. 
 
  {To  fetch  out},  to  develop.  ``The  skill  of  the  polisher 
  fetches  out  the  colors  [of  marble]''  --Addison. 
 
  {To  fetch  up}. 
  a  To  overtake.  [Obs.]  ``Says  [the  hare],  I  can  fetch  up 
  the  tortoise  when  I  please.''  --L'Estrange. 
  b  To  stop  suddenly. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fetching 
  adj  :  very  attractive;  capturing  interest;  "a  fetching  new 
  hairstyle";  "something  inexpressibly  taking  in  his 
  manner";  "a  winning  personality"  [syn:  {taking},  {winning}] 




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