Definition of End up

1. Verb. Finally be or do something. "He wound up being unemployed and living at home again"

Exact synonyms: Fetch Up, Finish, Finish Up, Land Up, Wind Up
Generic synonyms: Act, Move
Derivative terms: Windup

Definition of End up

1. Verb. (context: idiomatic; with the preposition with) To conclude, turn out, sometimes unexpectedly. ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic) To arrive at a destination, sometimes unexpectedly. ¹

3. Verb. (context: of a set of events) To eventually do ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of End Up

end pieces
end plate
end plate potential
end point
end product
end product inhibition
end product repression
end quote
end rhyme
end rhymes
end run
end stage
end state
end table
end times
end up (current term)
end user
end user license agreement
end users
end zone
end zones

Literary usage of End up

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"or whether it serves as an intensifier depends occasionally on the context but usually on your opinion of redundancy (which see). end up 1. ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"It Is easily seen which way a rope would naturally kink by putting a little extra twist Into It A shroud whose dead-eye Is turned m end up will bear a ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Turning in a Dead-Eye end up (fig. 31).—The shroud is measured round the dead-eye ... A shroud whose dead-eye is turned in end up will bear a fairer strain, ..."

4. The Southern Planter (1852)
"on every square with the handle; repeat until full, and turn the mould the other end up— place the handle on the stamp and press out the butter. ..."

5. The Scientific Papers of the Honourable Henry Cavendish by Henry Cavendish (1921)
"On the next occasion, with the marked end up, ah~ was accompanied by a fall of ... T: took place with the marked end up, the double deflection angle fdL. ..."

6. An Encyclopædia of Agriculture: Comprising the Theory and Practice of the by John Claudius Loudon (1831)
"They »end up a few leave« every year in Die furrow* and on the sides of draina ; and when any field ie neglected or left a year or two in grau, ..."

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