Definition of End up
1. Verb. Finally be or do something. "He wound up being unemployed and living at home again"
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
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Lexicographical Neighbors of End Up
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, ..."