Definition of land up in US English:

land up

phrasal verb

  • Reach a place or situation; end up.

    ‘I landed up in prison’
    • ‘What if the wind changes, and you land up somewhere that leaves you feeling unprepared?’
    • ‘I landed up at San Francisco around noon local time and then was led to the serpentine queue where visitors to the promised land (the modern one) were lined up.’
    • ‘Somehow the bill always lands up on the rate-payers' doormats!’
    • ‘So - the expelled gang members became the criminal kings of the countries they landed up in.’
    • ‘Follow these precautions for the first few dates with anyone and you'll never land up in a sticky situation!’
    • ‘The plot is all about the problems faced by an Indian youngster, Indrajeeth, who lands up in New York by accident.’
    • ‘They lost everything, including several houses, and ended up homeless for a while before landing up in the flat.’
    • ‘Two months ago I landed up in a counselling centre in East London where I met Ash who was to be my future counsellor.’
    • ‘He writes and strives for reforms in society and at one point, lands up in jail.’
    • ‘The fight got uglier when her husband and friend reached the spot and they all landed up at the police station.’
    finish up, arrive, find oneself, end up, turn up, come, go, appear
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