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Submitted by Phil Ambro on Wed, 14/08/2019 - 18:47

Meanings of "ended up"

English

"...ended up..." = "...in the end, the result is..." {Modifications are needed in the structure of the meaning to keep English word order correct, see examples below}

Ex: "After years of doing drugs, he ended up dead from an overdose."
Meaning: "After years of doing drugs, in the end, the result was that he is dead from an overdose."

Ex: "I got lost and ended up in a bad section of town"
Meaning: "I got lost, and in the end (when I finally stopped walking around) the result was that I was in a bad section of town."

Ex: {You and someone else are looking at a (picture of a) man, who is in a bad circumstance, such as "in jail" or "dead". And someone says to you,
"Don't end up like him!"
Meaning: "In the end, don't achieve the same (bad) result as he did."

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