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result in (something)

To cause or bring about some particular action or outcome; to end in some particular manner or fashion. The heated argument resulted in tragedy when one of the men pushed the other into an oncoming car. We're hoping that this investment results in a lucrative and sustainable revenue stream. The routine check resulted in the bank officer discovering a string of fraudulent transactions being committed by one of the senior staff.
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result in something

to achieve something; to bring about something; to cause something to happen. I hope that this will result in the police finding your car. All my effort resulted in nothing at all.
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The bad debt baton has been passed from the guilty sand insolvent banks to central governments, who have been forced to stand behind their financial institutions in the belief that to do otherwise would result ins the meltdown that they have spent almost three years trying to avert.