end up - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [intransitive] mainly spoken
present tense
I/you/we/theyend up
he/she/itends up
present participleending up
past tenseended up
past participleended up
  1. to be in a particular place or state after doing something or because of doing it

    Somehow they all ended up at my house.

    Keep on doing that and you’ll end up in serious trouble.

    end up doing something:

    I ended up spending the night in the airport.

See also main entry: end