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culminate in (something)

To end or result in something. All of my hard work culminated in several awards at the end of the school year.
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culminate in something

to climax in something; to end with something. The contest culminated in a victory for the best band. The play-offs culminated in a big win for the Chicago team.
See also: culminate
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Clausewitz saw the diminishing force of the attack, the culminating point of the attack, and the culminating point of victory as related concepts.
Core psychology major courses included: General Psychology, Introduction to Statistics, Abnormal Psychology, Personality Theories, Research Methods and Capstone Culminating Seminar in Psychology.
The heart of Bridgeport Landing is a 50-foot-wide walkway that rings the peninsula, connecting the various parts of the development and culminating in a town square that functions as the center of the community.
The European Commission has accepted NIST designations of 33 CABs for full operation under the Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Telecommunications Equipment annexes of the U.S.-European Union (EU) Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA), culminating 2 years of effort.
Naval Museum of Armament and Technology was officially established at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, Calif., culminating a 10-year effort.
After a series of inspections culminating in our receiving renewed reactor safety and weapons certifications, one ominous day the whole crew filled out their wills and we deployed on a two month "Spec Op." I had no idea what happened on a Special Operation and none of the more experienced sailors would tell me; they took great pride in their ability to keep their mouths shut.
through the stunning "Assemblages d'empreintes" (Imprint assemblages, 1955), which at times look very "photographic," to the Materiologies (Materiologies, 1959-60), or the urban images of Paris-Circus, 1961-62, and culminating in the famous series "L 'hourloupe," 1962-74.
Massine's Sacre retains the general "look" of Nijinsky's ballet, as well as its delineation of pagan rites culminating in sacrifice.
Culminating the 5-deal cycle were two Hudson County sales, which included a 17-unit midrise apartment project at 110 Rutgers Ave., Jersey City, and a 16-family apartment property at 5309 Hudson Ave., West New York.
These feelings then diminish for a week or two before intensifying again, culminating in a return to cigarette use about a month after having stopped smoking, Baker finds.
Giles Waterfield's essay takes the notion of the 'donor-memorial', placing Sir Francis Bourgeois and Noel and Margaret Desanfans' mausoleum and gallery at Dulwich against a wider framework - culminating in some lavish twentieth-century American acts of patronage, such as the Getty Museum.
This course, Education 590 Culminating Experience, has been renumbered (from Education 598) and redesigned to meet a known gap in the degree program: No formal project was seen to completion in which the student planned and revised a project based on newly-acquired knowledge and reflection throughout the licensure process.
The seismic activity, called a quake swarm, remained relatively minor through the spring and summer but took off in October, culminating with three jolts approaching magnitude 5 in late November.