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land up (someplace)

To arrive at, come to, or end up in a particular location, especially unexpectedly. Typically followed by "in." In this usage, a name or pronoun can be used after "land" when talking about performing the action on someone else. We somehow landed up at Mary's house last night around 3 AM. The bag was put on the wrong flight and landed up in Detroit. I took a wrong turn and landed up miles away from the campsite.
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land up with (someone or something)

1. To be with someone, often by default. It seems that we've landed up with the most boring tour guide on the planet. He's seriously putting me to sleep. If you don't start dating more serious guys, you're going to land up with a doofus.
2. To possess something at the end or as a result of something else. We landed up with nothing because the yard sale was a bust. I landed up with a ticket to the concert because one of Nicole's friends couldn't go at the last minute.
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land up

v.
To arrive somewhere, especially when not anticipated: We got lost and landed up miles from home. An accident shut down the freeway, and I landed up downtown.
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