- 1Go for and then bring back (someone or something): he ran to fetch helpMás ejemplos en oraciones
- We trained him to fetch it and bring it back repeatedly.
- They give you a plastic slate with a number; you drive up, and the bags are fetched from a conveyor belt that carries big numbered tubs.
- He bends down and tosses a stick to Baxter, who obligingly fetches it and brings it back.
- 1.1 • archaic Bring forth (blood or tears): kind offers fetched tears from meMás ejemplos en oraciones
- I likewise promise that I shall not be obliged to fetch blood with the scourge.
- His voice was musical and strong, which he managed in such a manner as, one while, to make soft impressions on the heart, and fetch tears from the eyes.
- 1.2 • archaic Draw or take a (breath); heave (a sigh).Más ejemplos en oraciones
- Men of wisdom fetch their breath up from deep inside and below, while others breathe with their voice box alone.
- Her death took a heavy toll on Elizabeth, one observer noting, ‘I never knew her fetch a sigh, but when the Queen of Scots was beheaded.’
- 2Achieve (a particular price) when sold: handwoven blankets and rugs that can fetch as much as $45,000Más ejemplos en oraciones
- Oil is sold wherever it can fetch the highest price.
- Second, because of that lessened demand, the oil they do sell fetches a lower price.
- The words that the verses of the Qur'an should not be sold for a paltry price do not mean that they can be sold if they fetch a high price.
- 3 [with two objects] • informal Inflict (a blow or slap) on (someone): he always used to slam the gate and try and fetch her shins a wallopMás ejemplos en oraciones
- He has wounded him in the small of the back, as the gesture of the beast indicates, and running up behind him, wheels about to fetch a blow.
- The best she could do was to fetch a slap at tall Charley's head.
- And the man took a club, came up to them and aimed at the lion's head and fetched him a wallop.
- 4 • informal • dated Cause great interest or delight in (someone): Nadine thought his deductions were good, but she was not as fetched by them as Larry wasMás ejemplos en oraciones
- I find anything in the way of politics fetches women.
- Her song has something that fetches an audience.
sustantivoVolver al principio
- 1The distance traveled by wind or waves across open water.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- Wave disturbance was estimated by measuring the fetch for wave height on maps as the width of the river perpendicular to the center of the riverbank site.
- Waves with a fetch of thousands of miles come to land here, in a crashing fury some days, or gently, as today.
- Flow rates over the substratum and around submerged objects depend on wind strength and fetch, and in streams, on stream gradients and hydraulic input.
- 1.1The distance a vessel must sail to reach open water.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- He later demonstrated experimentally that the action of even sluggish winds over open fetches of water produces long avenues of counter-rotating eddies with bands of sinking water between them.
- For an area of sea so protected from the winds and enormous fetches of the Atlantic or Pacific, the sheer number of wrecks at first seems disproportionate.
- 2 • archaic A contrivance, dodge, or trick: it is no ingenious fetches of argument that we wantMás ejemplos en oraciones
- It is no ingenious fetches of argument that we want.
- In ‘the wily fetches of lawyers,’ we see the handiwork of our Speaker, whose zeal in Richard's cause never relaxed until the Parliament had exhausted every resource.
fetch and carry
- Run backward and forward bringing things to someone in a servile fashion: neither is anyone going to fetch and carry for you when you are in bed with influenzaMás ejemplos en oraciones
- For he can fetch and carry, which is patience in employment.
- This week, the PM meets with the new resident of the White House, and will do his best to show he can fetch and carry.
- Lord Duvalier is certainly able to fetch and carry for Veronique.
Verbos con partícula
- • informal Arrive or come to rest somewhere, typically by accident or unintentionally.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- Without a pitch of their own, teams would fetch up in a farmer's field to start a game and sometimes have to finish it in another field up the road.
- Always on the run from creditors, the baron fetched up in Naples a year before Hamilton arrived.
- A classically trained viola player, John Cale took career advice from Bernstein and Copland before fetching up at the Factory with Warhol, Nico and Lou Reed.
- Más ejemplos en oraciones
- My role is usually the driver and fetcher and carrier.
- ‘I was hired pretty much as a fetcher to work in a men's clothing factory,’ he explained.
- But perhaps more significantly, this fetcher and carrier has lacked top class support around him.
Old English fecc(e)an, variant of fetian, probably related to fatian 'grasp'.
sustantivochiefly • archaic
- The apparition or double of a living person, formerly believed to be a warning of that person’s impending death.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- That's when Sky realizes he has a ‘fetch’: an apparition or wraith (‘hamr’ in Norwegian) that can connect with his ancestors.
- In the following weeks the fetch was seen on a number of occasions.
late 17th century: of unknown origin.