FETCH, verb transitive
1. To go and bring, or simply to bring, that is, to bear a thing towards or to a person.
We will take men to fetch victuals for the people.
Go to the flock, and fetch me from thence two kids of the goats. Genesis 27:9.
In the latter passage, fetch signifies only to bring.
2. To derive; to draw, as from a source.
On you noblest English, whose blood is fetched from fathers of war-proof.
[In this sense, the use is neither common nor elegant.]
3. To strike at a distance. [Not used.]
The conditions and improvements of weapons are the fetching afar off.
4. To bring back; to recall; to bring to any state. [Not used or vulgar.]
In smells we see their great and sudden effect in fetching men again, when they swoon.
5. To bring or draw; as, to fetch a thing within a certain compass.
6. To make; to perform; as, to fetch a turn; to fetch a leap or bound.
FETCH a compass behind them. 2 Samuel 5:23.
7. To draw; to heave; as, to fetch a sigh.
8. To reach; to attain or come to; to arrive at.
We fetched the syren's isle.
9. To bring; to obtain its price. Wheat fetches only 75 cents the bushel. A commodity is worth what it will fetch
To fetch out, to bring or draw out; to cause to appear.
To fetch to, to restore, to revive, as from a swoon.
To fetch up, to bring up; to cause to come up or forth.
To fetch a pump, to pour water into it to make it draw water.
FETCH, verb intransitive To move or turn; as, to fetch about.
FETCH, noun A stratagem, by which a thing is indirectly brought to pass, or by which one thing seems intended and another is done; a trick; an artifice; as a fetch of wit.
Straight cast about to over-reach
Th' unwary conqueror with a fetch