What does "end up" mean here?
To "end up" is a phrasal verb which means to finally be in a particular situation or place in the end. We can understand the speaker as saying "I don't wanna end up an old maid" to mean "I don't wanna become an old maid [in the end]." Ex: I don't wanna end up with a job I hate, so I'm trying to pursue my dreams. Ex: She didn't want to attend the party, but she ended up going in the end.
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