1. phrasal verb If someone or something ends up somewhere, they eventually arrive there, usually by accident. [V P prep/adv] ⇒ The result was that the engine ended up at the bottom of the canal. [V P prep/adv] ⇒ She fled with her children, moving from neighbour to neighbour and ending up in a friend's cellar. 2. phrasal verb → end If you end up doing something or end up in a particular state, you do that thing or get into that state even though you did not originally intend to. [V P v-ing] ⇒ If you don't know what you want, you might end up getting something you don't want. [V P prep/adv] ⇒ Every time they went dancing they ended up in a bad mood. [V P n] ⇒ She could have ended up a millionairess.
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