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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

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