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end up

phrasal verb with end uk   us   /end/ verb [I or T]
B1 to finally be in a particular place or situation: They're travelling across Europe by train and are planning to end up in Moscow. Much of this meat will probably end up as dog food. [L] She'll end up penniless if she continues to spend like that. [+ -ing verb] After working her way around the world, she ended up teaching English as a foreign language.
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