Meaning of “wind up” - Learner’s Dictionary

wind up

phrasal verb with wind uk us /waɪnd/ verb (past tense and past participle wound)

to finally be somewhere or do something, especially without having planned it:

If he carries on like this, he'll wind up in prison.
[ + doing sth ] I wound up having to start the course from the beginning again.

(Definition of “wind up” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)