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verb (adverb)

(copula) to become eventually; turn out to behe ended up a thief
(intr) to arrive, esp by a circuitous or lengthy route or processhe ended up living in New Zealand

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end up

Arrive at, result in, finish. For example, He thought he'd end up living in the city, or We don't know how Nancy will end up. [First half of 1900s] Also see wind up.

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