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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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Idioms and Phrases with end up

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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