informal Arrive or come to rest somewhere, typically by accident or unintentionally.
- Without a pitch of their own, teams would fetch up in a farmer's field to start a game and sometimes have to finish it in another field up the road.
- Always on the run from creditors, the baron fetched up in Naples a year before Hamilton arrived.
- A classically trained viola player, John Cale took career advice from Bernstein and Copland before fetching up at the Factory with Warhol, Nico and Lou Reed.
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