end up

[end up] {v.} 1. To come to an end; be ended or finished; stop.

How does the story end up?

2. To finally reach or arrive; land.

Ihope you don't end up in jail.

3. {informal} To die, be killed.

The gangster ended up in the electric chair.

4. or [finish up]. Toput an end to; finish; stop.

The politician finally ended up hisspeech.

Syn.: WIND UP.