(something) winds up (adjective / verb)

The way something "winds up" is the way that it is in the end.

We met in a bar in Mexico, kept in touch over email, and wound up getting married a few years later.

You usually use "___ wound up ___" when there are a lot of details to the story that you want to skip over because they're not important and take too long to tell.

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