Definition of end up
- 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.
: the part of an area that lies at the boundary
: a point that marks the extent of something
: the point where something ceases to exist
: to bring to an end
: to make up the end of
: final, ultimate
: to put (grain or hay) into a barn or stack
: in or into a higher position or level
: from beneath the ground or water to the surface
: from below the horizon
: risen above the horizon
: being out of bed
used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of
: up into or in the
: in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of
: one in a high or advantageous position
: an upward slope
: a period or state of prosperity or success
: to rise from a lying or sitting position
: to move upward : ascend
used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated
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