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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.
See also: fetch, up

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?
See also: fetch

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?
See also: fetch, of, out

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.
See also: fetch, out

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?
See also: fetch

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.
See also: fetch, up

fetch up

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.
See also: fetch, up

fetch up

in. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. I really felt like I was going to fetch up.
See also: fetch, up
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She was a stunningly attractive woman, svelte and fetchingly tanned from long hours on her balcony, reading and critiquing medievalist journals.
6), where he pictures a gathering of friends at his Sabine farm, but which makes us almost immediately transpose these mice into men, only to have to translate them back again in the next few lines as vetch, oats, and, fetchingly, a raisin brought carefully by mouth are mentioned as part of the country fare.
I expected to meet with a faded, stern, government bureaucrat, but found myself across the desk from a rather debonair fellow wearing a turtleneck and sports jacket, boots, jean-cut slacks, and whose hair fell fetchingly across his forehead.
NEW YORK CITY: For her 13th birthday, Daddy has promised to give Daughter the necklace of 13 beads that so fetchingly encircle her ailing Mommy's neck.
Though he's not giving too much away, Christian does reveal that his batsuit definitely won't be the flimsy, swishing cape and tights ensemble, as worn so fetchingly by Adam West in the 70s TV series Batman and Robin.
Still wearing my silver wings and battle ribbons on my Eisenhower jacket--a recent addition to the uniform that hugged the body fetchingly and led Coman to say with his dirty grin that the top brass must have been horrified when they realized they'd allowed such a seductively revealing uniform to replace the modest, pleated dress jacket--and with a white silk scarf around my neck, a dashing note that fliers had adopted in the War, I met Dunstan for drinks at the 1-2-3 Club on New York's Upper East Side, where a cocktail pianist tinkled away in the background to the subdued conversation at the tables.
Even if he'd gone as a 1942-vintage Luftnachrichtenhelferin, as fetchingly depicted in my treasured copy of Women at War, 1939-45, probably no one would have batted an eye.
Fetchingly clad in wetsuits, helmets and life jackets, we listened intently to Andy's safety talk before nervously carrying our raft to calm water for a practice.
Just as the fetchingly youthful, tragically widowed President in the Hollywood blockbuster film Independence Day declares, not just American liberation hut global liberation is to be celebrated on July 4th.
Greece, presented as a voluptuous young woman with a fetchingly bare, impressive corsage, poses in a decorous gesture of submission; an obviously dead hand, trapped beneath the stone on which she kneels, suggests the desperate final act of the city's Greek defenders--they blew up their powder magazines, killing themselves as well as a good many Turks--while a tiny turbaned figure in the background symbolizes the victorious Turkish army.
In the first of the two parts of this study (# 105 in the Cambridge series in social and cultural anthropology), fetchingly entitled "Bigoted Liberals," the author takes "a journey with the Haj," or to be precise, a tour of the Jewish town with an old Palestinian man who remembers the land when it was owned and farmed by various members of the Nazareth community.
Melodies are described with such terms as "catchy," "soaring," "predictable," "infectious," "evocative," "overblown," "folk-like," or even "hummable." For the sake of variety, such adjectives are modified by tautological adverbs: addictively hummable, pleasantly hummable, fetchingly simple, playfully rhythmic, or plaintively modal.
It's a charming and wholly entertaining piece of music, which Schwarz and his ensemble play fetchingly.
Thick, hand-cut slices package beautifully for gifts, and smallish squares can be fetchingly arranged in the cut-glass candy dish.
movies, steaming up the scenery in such boy bonanzas as Desperado, Red, and Wild, Wild West and playing fetchingly opposite Matthew Perry in the 1997 romantic comedy Fools Rush In.