informal Arrive or come to rest somewhere, typically by accident or unintentionally: all four of them fetched up in the saloon bar of the Rose and Crown
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- 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.
end up, finish up, turn up, arrive, appear, pop up, materialize, find itself;
land, beach, wash up
informal wind up, pitch up, show up
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