April 18, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
fetch /ˈfɛtʃ/ verb
fetch
/ˈfɛtʃ/
verb

fetches; fetched; fetching

The dog is fetching the ball.
The dog is fetching the ball.
Learner's definition of FETCH

1 : to go after and bring back (someone or something)

[+ object]

  • Wait here while I fetch [=get] the doctor.

  • Please fetch me a drink. = Please fetch a drink for me.

  • If you throw the ball the dog will fetch it.

[no object]

  • Hunting dogs are trained to fetch.

2 [+ object] : to be sold for (an amount of money)

  • This table should fetch quite a bit at auction.

  • The house fetched more than we expected.

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