fetch away

fetch away

1. old-fashioned To go up to someone or something with the express purpose of taking them or it away. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fetch" and "away." I had been at the party for less than an hour before my parents fetched me away in a fury. I sent my assistant to fetch away my new clothes from the tailor.
2. obsolete Of something on a sailing vessel, to come loose from restraints during a storm and slide, roll, or otherwise move leeward. The storm pitched so violently that all the furniture began fetching away.
See also: away, fetch
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