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If you grow up in Britain, you just do Shakespeare. If you go and work in a theater once or twice or three times in your life, you're going to end up doing a Shakespeare, because he's obviously such a brilliant, brilliant writer.
Timothy Dalton

Meaning of "end up" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF END UP

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF END UP

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
End up is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb end up in English.

WHAT DOES END UP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of end up in the English dictionary

The definition of end up in the dictionary is to become eventually; turn out to be. Other definition of end up is to arrive, esp by a circuitous or lengthy route or process.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO END UP

PRESENT

Present
I end up
you end up
he/she/it ends up
we end up
you end up
they end up
Present continuous
I am ending up
you are ending up
he/she/it is ending up
we are ending up
you are ending up
they are ending up
Present perfect
I have ended up
you have ended up
he/she/it has ended up
we have ended up
you have ended up
they have ended up
Present perfect continuous
I have been ending up
you have been ending up
he/she/it has been ending up
we have been ending up
you have been ending up
they have been ending up
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I ended up
you ended up
he/she/it ended up
we ended up
you ended up
they ended up
Past continuous
I was ending up
you were ending up
he/she/it was ending up
we were ending up
you were ending up
they were ending up
Past perfect
I had ended up
you had ended up
he/she/it had ended up
we had ended up
you had ended up
they had ended up
Past perfect continuous
I had been ending up
you had been ending up
he/she/it had been ending up
we had been ending up
you had been ending up
they had been ending up
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will end up
you will end up
he/she/it will end up
we will end up
you will end up
they will end up
Future continuous
I will be ending up
you will be ending up
he/she/it will be ending up
we will be ending up
you will be ending up
they will be ending up
Future perfect
I will have ended up
you will have ended up
he/she/it will have ended up
we will have ended up
you will have ended up
they will have ended up
Future perfect continuous
I will have been ending up
you will have been ending up
he/she/it will have been ending up
we will have been ending up
you will have been ending up
they will have been ending up
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would end up
you would end up
he/she/it would end up
we would end up
you would end up
they would end up
Conditional continuous
I would be ending up
you would be ending up
he/she/it would be ending up
we would be ending up
you would be ending up
they would be ending up
Conditional perfect
I would have end up
you would have end up
he/she/it would have end up
we would have end up
you would have end up
they would have end up
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been ending up
you would have been ending up
he/she/it would have been ending up
we would have been ending up
you would have been ending up
they would have been ending up
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you end up
we let´s end up
you end up
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to end up
Past participle
ended up
Present Participle
ending up
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE END UP

end date
end house
end it all
end matter
end of steel
end on
end one´s days
end organ
end pin
end point
end product
end result
end run
end table
end user
end value
end zone
end-all
end-blown
end-stopped

WORDS THAT END LIKE END UP

add up
build up
dressed up
fed up
fired up
get the wind up
keep one´s end up
land up
mixed up
on the up and up
put the wind up
read up
round up
screwed up
send up
speed up
stand up
wind up
wound up
wrapped up

Synonyms and antonyms of end up in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «END UP»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «end up» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of end up

Translation of «end up» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF END UP

Find out the translation of end up to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of end up from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «end up» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

结果
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

terminar
570 millions of speakers

English

end up
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

समाप्त
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ينتهي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

закончить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

terminar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শেষ কর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

finir
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berakhir
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

enden
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

結局
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

결국
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mungkasi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kết thúc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முடிவடையும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शेवट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sonuçlanmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

finire
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

skończyć
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

закінчити
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sfârșesc
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καταλήγουν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

beland
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hamna
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ende opp
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of end up

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «END UP»

The term «end up» is very widely used and occupies the 8.205 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «END UP» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about end up

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10 QUOTES WITH «END UP»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word end up.
1
David Baldacci
People have given me classified information, but always with the disclaimer 'This can never end up in a book.' And it never does.
2
Peter Baynham
Christmas movies, it's a hard thing to do. The danger is you just end up with a Hollywood star with a Santa beard. You risk it being fake and cheesy and not real.
3
Gael Garcia Bernal
In English, I'm a little bit limited. I speak English as a second language, and that's a little limitation that I have to work around and I have to use it to my favor. So, yes, that's why I end up wanting to do more things in Latin America.
4
Omar Bongo
But it is important to observe that when Europe or the United Nations impose sanctions that are supposed to be aimed against a certain regime, usually generally millions of people end up being directly punished.
5
Amanda Burton
I think you know what you're up against when you take on a piece that you know is going to involve dragging up a lot emotions - you can end up being deeply immersed in gloom.
6
Ryan Cartwright
With pilot season, you have to jump through so many hoops, there are so many people in the room, you end up doing four or five auditions. You're just quaking by the end of it.
7
Nick Cave
There are methods to creating a mayhem that sounds different from your usual mayhem. Because mayhem and a heavy drum backbeat end up sounding like Green Day or something. But if you put a different beat within it to create some air and lightness, the chaos comes through better.
8
Bootsy Collins
I used to draw stickmen with star glasses when I was at school. I didn't realise that would end up being me! The whole idea was that the glasses had mirrors, and if a youngster looked at me, they'd see themselves. Everybody is a star.
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Timothy Dalton
If you grow up in Britain, you just do Shakespeare. If you go and work in a theater once or twice or three times in your life, you're going to end up doing a Shakespeare, because he's obviously such a brilliant, brilliant writer.
10
Shepard Fairey
Art shows and the institutions end up being the couriers for culture for the next generation and are an important component as well. It may seem ironic from one perspective, but I think if you look at my overall strategy, it's actually not out of step.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «END UP»

Discover the use of end up in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to end up and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip ...
Told in his own words, here is Wallace’s own story, and his astonishing, humane, alert way of looking at the world; here are stories of being a young writer—of being young generally—trying to knit together your ideas of who you should ...
David Lipsky, 2010
2
Keeping the British End Up: Four Decades of Saucy Cinema
The story that unfolds is often funny and sometimes tragic, but undeniably revealing. This new edition includes an expanded filmography and previously unpublished interview material and stills.
Simon Sheridan, 2011
3
This End Up: Original Approaches to Packaging Design
In arguably the most commercially driven area of graphic design, the work must stand out with personality, charm and impact.
Gavin Ambrose, Paul Harris, 2003
4
You Cannot Live As I Have Lived and Not End Up Like This: ...
Now friend and collaborator, Terence Blacker unravels the intimate truth of Willie Donaldson's strange story in all its glamour, hilarity and pain. 'What a young fool I was.
Terence Blacker, 2012
5
Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity, and ...
In Wherever I Wind Up, Dickey eloquently shares his quintessentially American tale of overcoming extraordinary odds to achieve a game, a career, and a life unlike any other.
R.A. Dickey, 2012
6
The Dead-End (up) Here: Shiva You Do Not See, Screams You Do ...
It seemed to hold many truths within it and I think this is a piece many will enjoy and relate to." This book is a story disguised as poetry.
Sunil Vidyarthi, 2011
7
Divorced and Dating Women How Not to End Up with Another ...
Categories. Category 1 Just playing the odds. Category 2 He just wants to have sex with you. Category 3 He really wants to get to know you. Category 1 is the most-used category because many men are like the old Pac-Man computer game .
T. D. McRoy, 2008
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Dead Ever After: A True Blood Novel
But with life comes new trials... The question is, in the end: who will love, who will live, and who will be dead ever after? Learn more about Charlaine Harris at www.charlaineharris.com.
Charlaine Harris, 2013
9
Knowing Which End Is Up
Whole-ness produces holiness... which is where God designed us to end up ( 1Peter 1:16). God knows, and wants us to know, that our human nature is vulnerable... easily mis-led. Therefore, He seeks to show us that human error begins, ...
Diane Slonecker, 2005
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It May End Up Killing You: Hard-Fought Lessons From a Life ...
A top boxing trainer who has worked with Mike Tyson, Oscar De La Hoya, and Manny Pacquiao offers tales of his abusive youth, his own boxing career, his battle against Parkinson's disease, and his time training some of the greatest fighters ...
Freddie Roach, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «END UP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term end up is used in the context of the following news items.
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Maine could end up in court to cover for LePage's incompetence
If the administration follows through on LePage's pledge not to enforce the new laws, it's a needless battle that could nevertheless end up in ... «Bangor Daily News, Jul 15»
2
Jailed legal high addict: 'Don't end up like me'
Moments before he was jailed, a man whose life has been ruined by legal highs has issued a desperate warning to the town's youth – “don't ... «Filey Today, Jul 15»
3
Unemployment exchanges in Haryana: Lakhs registered, few end
Enrolling with the Haryana employment exchanges? If you are lucky, you may end up getting jobs such as sweeper, peon, water boy or ... «The Indian Express, Jul 15»
4
Across The World Over 82% Journos Covering Politics End Up
We recently reported of the mysterious death of journalist Akshay Singh, who was investigating the Vyapam scam. Whether his death was ... «Indiatimes.com, Jul 15»
5
Telegraph comment: Could taxpayers end up paying for Sisu's new …
It's third time lucky for Sisu. Yesterday was their third attempt to secure an appeal against their defeat in last summer's judicial review. «Coventry Telegraph, Jul 15»
6
A flop chop Spurs will end up regretting
Tottenham are undoing a revamp of their squad this summer, with another assault on the Champions League qualification berths the ultimate ... «FootballFanCast.com, Jul 15»
7
Let sister know you want to end estrangement
I think it's an either/or situation — you can try to prove she caused it, maybe even succeed in getting her to admit that, but end up being right ... «Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jul 15»
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Families in Merseyside will end up 'paying the price' for Osborne's …
Families in Merseyside will end up “paying the price” for George Osborne's Budget, a leading MP warned as the dust settled on the ... «Liverpool Echo, Jul 15»
9
Mailbag: How undefeated Ohio State could end up in playoff danger
One quick note before we get to this week's Mailbag questions. If you're on Facebook and would like some college football articles to break up ... «FOXSports.com, Jul 15»
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“They could end up on eBay” – experts worry about the BBC's great …
But Miles Berry, senior ICT lecturer at Roehampton University, warned: “I do worry that some sets might end up in the back of school IT ... «TES News, Jul 15»

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