wind up (1)
This page is about the phrasal verb wind up (1)
If you wind up in a certain place or situation, you find yourself there by chance or because of unexpected events.
end up, finish up
- wind up If the economy doesn't improve, more and more people could wind up jobless and homeless and living on the streets.
- wind up doing sth After missing the last train, we wound up staying the night in a hotel near the station.
"wind" is pronounced as in "wind the clock", not as in "the wind blew"
If Denise keeps coming to work late, she could wind up
Contributor: Matt Errey