fetch up

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fetch 1

v. fetched, fetch·ing, fetch·es
1. To come or go after and take or bring back: The puppy fetched the stick that I had tossed.
a. To cause to come.
b. To bring in as a price: fetched a thousand dollars at auction.
c. To interest or attract.
a. To draw in (breath); inhale.
b. To bring forth (a sigh, for example) with obvious effort.
4. Informal To deliver (a blow) by striking; deal.
5. Nautical To arrive at; reach: fetched port after a month at sea.
a. To go after something and return with it.
b. To retrieve killed game. Used of a hunting dog.
2. To take an indirect route.
3. Nautical
a. To hold a course.
b. To turn about; veer.
1. The act or an instance of fetching.
2. A stratagem or trick.
a. The distance over which a wind blows.
b. The distance traveled by waves with no obstruction.
Phrasal Verb:
fetch up
1. To reach a stopping place or goal; end up: "He went down and out at the same time and fetched up on his back clear in the middle of the room" (Madison Smartt Bell).
2. To make up (lost time, for example).
3. To bring forth; produce.
4. To bring to a halt; stop.

[Middle English fecchen, from Old English feccean; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]

fetch′er n.

fetch 2

n. Chiefly British
1. A ghost; an apparition.
2. A doppelgänger.

[Origin unknown.]
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fetch up

vb (adverb)
1. (intr; usually foll by at or in) informal to arrive (at) or end up (in): to fetch up in New York.
2. (Nautical Terms) (intr) nautical to stop suddenly, as from running aground: to fetch up on a rock.
3. slang to vomit (food, etc)
4. (tr) dialect Brit to rear (children, animals, etc)
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.fetch up - finally be or do something; "He ended up marrying his high school sweetheart"; "he wound up being unemployed and living at home again"
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
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w>fetch up

vi (inf)landen (inf)
vt sep (Brit, = vomit) → wieder von sich geben, erbrechen
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