end up


1. to finally arrive or come to be in a place or situation






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How did you end up studying engineering?

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To 'end up' is a phrasal verb used to talk about how something 'turned out' or how something or someone came to be in a particular place or moment in time. It is used frequently to talk about the status of a project or a person's circumstances and is related to the expression 'came to be'.

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  1. I never thought I would end up working as an artist.
  2. I always wanted to end up living back in Greece before I retired.

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  1. Can you tell me how we ended up conceding so much in this negotiation?
  2. Our first strategy didn't work so we ended up resorting to plan B.

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