Definitions starting with F

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 [cf. OED fetch up to come to a stand; US dial. South idem (Brown 1976)] v. 1. to cut the engine (of a boat or car) and coast; to coast on a bicycle (Eleu.)

2. [cf. def. 1; perhaps from dragging as a means of stopping] to drag: 1940 He coat-tail fet chin all over d' groun (Dupuch 30).

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Last update: 2010-11-27 21:39
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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