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Definición de “wind up” en inglés

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wind up

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with wind   /waɪnd/ (wound, wound) us  
to find yourself in an unexpected and usually unpleasant situation, especially as a result of what you do: If he carries on like this he's going to wind up in prison! You don't want to wind up homeless, do you?
(Definition of wind up phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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