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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FETCH

Miss Avice won't be down, sir, and I'm to fetch her up a pot of coffee, sir.

That crowd's been working every fetch there is to get in with the top notchers, and they just couldn't.

I wish it had been possible for me to fetch her instead of him.

But you rake a match to light the candle, and that little bit of a noise will fetch him.

If he would come and fetch her and the little John, she would do whatever he asked of her.

"Now fetch the shovels, Pedro," said he, speaking for the first time in English.

Go outside and fetch a little brandy, or I foresee that you'll break down.'

If he has been relieved, and is not on the lock, tell Mrs Bangham to go and fetch him.'

Then they would get another boat and come and fetch her away.

They say that they are gone to the Town-hall to fetch the order for Tilly's horse to withdraw.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English feccan, apparently a variant of fetian, fatian "to fetch, bring near, obtain; induce; to marry," probably from Proto-Germanic *fatojanan (cf. Old Frisian fatia "to grasp, seize, contain," Old Norse feta "to find one's way," Middle Dutch vatten, Old High German sih faggon "to mount, climb," German fassen "to grasp, contain"). Variant form fet, a derivation of the older Old English version of the word, survived as a competitor until 17c. Related: Fetched; fetching.

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