fetching fetching  /ˈfɛ tʃɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) very attractive; capturing interest

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. High schoolers as young as 16 are providing services to science labs, hospitals and high tech companies and not just of the coffee-fetching kind.
  2. Over the past two years, as high-rise fever spread across town, prices for the luxury apartments ballooned, fetching as much as $500 to $1,000 a square footor up to $1.
  3. Nearly five years ago, while Mukhtar was out fetching water from a stream, his parents were killed by Taliban rockets.

News

  1. West Seattle and beyond, Apple “kill switch” might reduce iProduct robberies

    Just as Apple products prove irresistible to many consumers, they have a similar draw for would-be robbers by easily fetching hundreds of dollars on the black market. As Seattle Police Lt. Daniel Whalen discussed with the West Seattle Crime Prevention Council in April of this year, robberies on West Seattle soil are predominantly targeting those exhibiting an Apple device, be it an iPhone, iPod ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: West Seattle Herald

  2. Federal Judge Says Interns Should Be Paid

    An anonymous reader writes "Student interns are typically relegated to menial tasks like fetching coffee and taking out the trash, the idea being that they get paid in experience instead of money. On Tuesday, Manhattan Federal District Court Judge William H. Pauley disagreed, ruling in favor of two interns who sued Fox Searchlight Pictures to be paid for their work on the 2010 film Black Swan ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Slashdot

  3. Light Reading Mobile – Telecom News, Analysis, Events, and Research

    Nortel Networks Ltd. is reportedly inching closer to fetching a $800 million "stalking horse" bid for its VoIP business, and one analyst continues to view Sonus Networks Inc.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Light Reading

Quotes

  1. "Simple everyday tasks like gathering water, fetching water, expose these women and children to a great danger," Veneman told reporters Wednesday.
    on Feb 12, 2009 By: Ann M Veneman Source: Inter Press Service

  2. "We had a very informative chat," said club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge upon leaving the hotel. "It is not about fetching the player this winter. We are talking about next summer. There are still a few things to clear up and the player...
    on Dec 1, 2008 By: Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Source: ESPN

  3. "There are better words than beautiful. Radiant, for instance. It's an underused word. It's a very special word. 'You are radiant.' Also, enchanting, smoldering, intoxicating, charming, fetching," explained Hendricks.
    on Apr 20, 2010 By: Christina Hendricks Source: International Business Times Australia

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