end up

phrasal verb

ended up; ending up; ends up
: to reach or come to a place, condition, or situation that was not planned or expected
The book ended up in the trash.
He didn't want to end up like his father.
She ended up a rich woman.
He ended up (living) in a nursing home.
The movie we wanted to see was sold out so we ended up seeing a different one.

Examples of end up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And despite who ends up winning the 2024 presidential election, Prologis doesn’t expect any potential changes to tariff policies to impact the business directly. Glenn Taylor, Sourcing Journal, 18 July 2024 The benefit of our strategy is that all of that work ends up on our streaming platforms, either Hulu or Disney+. Mikey O'Connell, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 July 2024 But whatever creative direction the studio takes, the two Avengers films could end up in the hands of two of its most reliable filmmakers. Christian Zilko, IndieWire, 17 July 2024 And on Tuesday night, the planning and zoning commission had only praise for the company, which last month agreed to add 10 parking spaces to resolve neighbors’ concerns about overflow cars ending up parked on their street. Don Stacom, Hartford Courant, 17 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for end up 

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“End up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/end%20up. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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