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fetch (something) out of (something)

To take something out of something. Can you please go and fetch the rest of the groceries out of my car?
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fetch in

To retrieve something and bring it inside. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fetch" and "in." Can you please go out to my car and fetch in the rest of the groceries?
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fetch out

To take something out of something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fetch" and "out." Can you please go and fetch the rest of the groceries out of my car? Here, I fetched out a drink for you.
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fetch up

1. To make up the difference between oneself and someone or something, so as to be at an equal level, status, or point of progress If we speed up, we might be able to fetch up with the car ahead of us!
2. To reach a particular location, often unintentionally. We wanted to go to the beach on Saturday, but because traffic was so bad, we ended up at the mall instead. When my car's engine overheated, I ended up at the mechanic instead of my big job interview. Hey, how was Saturday night? Where did you end up at?
3. To reach the same level, progress, or quality as someone or something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "fetch" and "up." If you don't fetch up your play to the level of your teammates, you'll probably start your season on the bench.
4. To produce, make, or yield something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "fetch" and "up." How on earth did the caterers fetch up 100 cupcakes with just 20 minutes' notice?
5. To stop something. Geez, can someone please fetch up that blaring alarm?
6. slang To vomit. I felt like I was going to fetch up from seasickness out on that boat.
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fetch up at (some place)

To arrive at some place or destination. So when do you guys think you'll fetch up at the hotel?
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fetch something in

to bring or pull something in. Would you please fetch some more firewood in? Can you fetch in the paper?
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fetch up

Sl. to empty one's stomach; to vomit. I really felt like I was going to fetch up. Somebody fetched up in here and didn't clean it up.
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fetch up

v.
1. To move fast enough to attain the same progress as another; catch up: They struggled to fetch up with the leader of the hike.
2. To make something equal or on a par with something else: You'd better fetch up your grades to the class average. Fetch your scores up to our median and you'll have a good chance for admission.
3. To bring something forth; to produce something: We fetched up a basketful of blueberries to make a pie. Please fetch some tomatoes up from the garden.
4. To reach a stopping place or goal; end up: I fell over my skis and fetched up in a heap on the snow.
5. To bring something to a halt; to stop something: Please fetch up the noise; I can't hear.
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fetch up

in. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. I really felt like I was going to fetch up.
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One of the housewives in the community, Mrs Julianna Idowu, who was sighted fetching water from one of the handpumps at Saani-Otin the provision of the portable water has made life easy for her and enable her to perform her duties as housewife with less stress.
A DOG came to his master's rescue after he fell off the roof - by fetching the phone for him to call 999.
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Dame Barbara's 71cm-tall model, complete with her trademark Pekinese puppy, was the joint top-seller in the sell-off of Spitting Image lots at Sotheby's Olympia in London, fetching pounds 3,290 - nearly five times the sum she was expected to raise.
The deceased, who was said to be epileptic patient, had gone into a fit while fetching water from the well, throwing her into it, resulting in her death.
Another neighbour, who preferred anonymity, dismissed the claim by the former, saying the deceased had been fetching water from the well all through the years she lived in the compound.
THE frocks are fetching and the designs are dazzling.