fetch up

fetch up
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fech uhp]
    • /fɛtʃ ʌp/
    • /fetʃ ʌp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fech uhp]
    • /fɛtʃ ʌp/

Definitions of fetch up words

  • verb with object fetch up to go and bring back; return with; get: to go up a hill to fetch a pail of water. 1
  • verb with object fetch up to cause to come; bring: to fetch a doctor. 1
  • verb with object fetch up to sell for or bring (a price, financial return, etc.): The horse fetched $50 more than it cost. 1
  • verb with object fetch up Informal. to charm; captivate: Her beauty fetched the coldest hearts. 1
  • verb with object fetch up to take (a breath). 1
  • verb with object fetch up to utter (a sigh, groan, etc.). 1

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Origin of fetch up

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English fecchen, Old English fecc(e)an, variant of fetian to fetch (compare Middle English feten, fetten, British dialect fet; akin to Old English -fat in sīthfat journey, German fassen to grasp)

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Parts of speech for Fetch up


fetch up popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 87% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

fetch up usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fetch up

verb fetch up

  • uplift — to lift up; raise; elevate.
  • heighten — to increase the height of; make higher.
  • raise — to move to a higher position; lift up; elevate: to raise one's hand; sleepy birds raising their heads and looking about.
  • pyramid — Architecture. (in ancient Egypt) a quadrilateral masonry mass having smooth, steeply sloping sides meeting at an apex, used as a tomb. (in ancient Egypt and pre-Columbian Central America) a quadrilateral masonry mass, stepped and sharply sloping, used as a tomb or a platform for a temple.
  • uphold — to support or defend, as against opposition or criticism: He fought the duel to uphold his family's honor.

Antonyms for fetch up

verb fetch up

  • decrease — When something decreases or when you decrease it, it becomes less in quantity, size, or intensity.
  • lessen — to become less.
  • condemn — If you condemn something, you say that it is very bad and unacceptable.
  • demote — If someone demotes you, they give you a lower rank or a less important position than you already have, often as a punishment.
  • denounce — If you denounce a person or an action, you criticize them severely and publicly because you feel strongly that they are wrong or evil.

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