(someone) ended up (doing something)

When you're telling a story about something that happened, sometimes you don't want to tell everything that a person did. You just want to tell what happened last. To express this, you say that someone "ended up ___ing". For example:

We had a great time sitting around talking, and we ended up going to bed at about four in the morning.

Jason looked for a job for about 6 months, and he finally ended up taking a job waiting tables at a sushi restaurant downtown.

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