To fetch something is to go and get it. "Go fetch!" you might shout after your dog while throwing a stick into the yard.

Fetch comes from the Old English fatian meaning "grasp." When a dog fetches a bone, it grasps it in its mouth. You can ask your sister to fetch or grab your backpack off the table. If you sell something for a good price, you can fetch, or bring in, a decent amount of money. If you are sick of playing fetch, you might try to fetch a good price for your pooch.

Definitions of fetch
  1. verb
    go or come after and bring or take back
    “The dog fetched the hat”
    synonyms: bring, convey, get
    bring, convey, take
    take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
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    bear away, bear off, carry away, carry off, take away
    remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state
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    run after, pick up, and bring to the master
    go for and bring back
    bring to a destination, make a delivery
    deliver to the wrong address
    process, serve, swear out
    deliver a warrant or summons to someone
    discharge, drop, drop off, put down, set down, unload
    leave or unload
    send to an address
    type of:
    channel, channelise, channelize, transfer, transmit, transport
    send from one person or place to another
  2. verb
    take away or remove
    “The devil will fetch you!”
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    type of:
    bring, convey, take
    take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
  3. noun
    the action of fetching
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    type of:
    something done (usually as opposed to something said)
  4. verb
    be sold for a certain price
    “The old print fetched a high price at the auction”
    synonyms: bring, bring in
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