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verb [transitive] fetch pronunciation in American English /fetʃ/
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present tense
present participlefetching
past tensefetched
past participlefetched
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  1. 1
    to be sold for a particular amount of money, especially at an auction (=sale where goods are sold to the person offering the most money)
    The painting is expected to fetch up to $220,000.
  2. 2
    old-fashioned to go and get something
    He went to fetch his coat.
    1. a.
      to go to find something and carry it back with you
      fetch someone something: I asked my son to fetch me a drink of water.
      fetch something for someone: Let me fetch a chair for you.
      fetch something from something: We used to go and fetch milk from the farm.
    2. b.
      to go to where someone is and bring them home, especially in your car
      She asked me to come and fetch her.
      fetch someone from something: Can you fetch the children from school this afternoon?

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