Translation of fetch in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /fetʃ/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (bring) [person/thing] traer*, ir* a buscar, ir* a por (Spain/España) fetch me my cigarettes please, fetch my cigarettes for me please tráeme or ve a buscarme los cigarrillos, por favor or (in Spain also/en España también) 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 (in Spain also/en España también) 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
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    • 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.
    1.2 (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
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • I find anything in the way of politics fetches women.
    • Her song has something that fetches an audience.
  • 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
  • 4 [literary/literario] 4.1 (utter) [sigh/groan] exhalar [literary/literario] 4.2 (draw) to fetch a deep breath respirar hondo
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    • 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.
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    • 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.’
  • 5 [Nautical/Náutica] [mark/buoy] alcanzar*, arribar a

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1to fetch and carry ser* el recadero/la recadera or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) el mandadero/la mandadera I'm sick of fetching and carrying for you estoy harta de ser tu recadero or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) tu mandadero
  • 2 [Nautical/Náutica] ganar el barlovento

Phrasal verbs

fetch up

(British English/inglés británico)
[colloquial/familiar] verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 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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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.