since 1997, the world's premier FREE website for learners + teachers of English
Phrasal Verbs

end up

This page is about the phrasal verb end up

Meaning: If you end up being somewhere, or doing something, it's because of decisions you've made in the past.

Synonym: finish up, wind up

For example:

  • end up If Jimmy keeps taking drugs, he'll end up in jail or dead.

  • end up doing sth If you don't study hard, you could end up doing a job you don't like much.

Quick Quiz:

If Maria keeps coming to work late, she'll end up

a. getting a promotion

b. getting a raise

c. getting fired

Phrasal verbs grammar

1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context ebook

Phrasal Verb of the Day

This entry is in the following categories:

Contributor: Matt Errey