1. phrasal verb
The result was that the engine ended up at the bottom of the canal.
She fled with her children, moving from neighbour to neighbour and ending up in a
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
If you don't know what you want, you might end up getting something you don't want.
Every time they went dancing they ended up in a bad mood.
She could have ended up a millionairess.
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