Translation of fetch in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /fetʃ/


  • 1 1.1 (bring) [person/thing] traer*, ir* a buscar, ir* a por (Esp) fetch me my cigarettes please, fetch my cigarettes for me please tráeme or ve a buscarme los cigarrillos, por favor or (Esp tb) ve a por mis cigarrillos, por favor go and fetch help! ¡ve a buscar ayuda! fetch (it)! (to dog) ¡busca, busca! I fetched the rug from the car fui al coche a buscar la manta or (Esp tb) a por la manta she fetched out a card from the bottom of her handbag sacó una tarjeta del fondo de su bolso the noise fetched him out of his room/down from the loft el barullo lo hizo salir de su cuarto/bajar del desván fetch that box down from upstairs trae esa caja de arriba, ve a buscar esa caja arriba you'd better fetch the washing in va a ser mejor que entres la ropa 1.2 (collect) [person/thing] recoger* they fetched him from the station in the car lo recogieron de la estación or lo fueron a buscar a la estación en el coche
  • 2 (sell for) [colloquial/familiar] the car fetched $4,000 el coche se vendió en 4.000 dólares, sacaron 4.000 dólares por el coche it'll fetch a tidy sum sacarán una buena suma por él
  • 3 [colloquial/familiar] (deal) to fetch sb a blow darle* or asestarle un golpe a algn to fetch sb a kick darle* una patada a algn


  • 1to fetch and carry ser* el recadero/la recadera or (AmL tb) el mandadero/la mandadera I'm sick of fetching and carrying for you estoy harta de ser tu recadero or (AmL tb) tu mandadero
  • 2 [Naut] ganar el barlovento

Phrasal verbs

fetch up

[colloquial/familiar] v + adv acabar, ir* a parar you'll fetch up in prison vas a acabar en la cárcel, vas a ir* a parar a la cárcel

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