fetch up
verb Date: 1599 transitive verb 1. to bring up or out ; produce 2. to make up (as lost time) 3. to bring to a stop intransitive verb to reach a standstill, stopping place, or goal ; end up <
may have fetched up running a village store — Geoffrey Household
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