finish [n1] conclusion; completion accomplishment, achievement, acquirement, acquisition, annihilation, attainment, cease, cessation, close, closing, culmination, curtain*, curtains*, death, defeat, denouement, desistance, end, ending, end of the line*, end of the road*, finale, finis, last, last stage, ruin, stop, termination, terminus, winding-up*, wind-up, wrap, wrap-up*; concepts 119,832 —Ant. beginning, commencement, initiation, introduction, start finish [n2] coating; perfecting appearance, beauty, burnish, cultivation, culture, elaboration, glaze, grace, grain, lacquer, luster, patina, perfection, polish, refinement, shine, smoothness, surface, texture, veneer; concepts 611,655 finish [v1] bring to a conclusion; get done accomplish, achieve, bag it*, break up, bring to a close, carry through, cease, clinch, close, complete, conclude, crown*, culminate, deal with, determine, discharge, do, effect, end, execute, finalize, fold, fulfill, get out of the way*, halt, hang it up*, have done with*, make, make short work of*, mop up*, perfect, put finishing touches on*, round off*, round up*, scratch, scrub, settle, sew up*, shut down, shutter*, stop, terminate, top off*, ultimate, wind up*, wrap, wrap up*; concepts 91,234 —Ant. begin, commence, initiate, introduce, start  finish [v2] consume, use up deplete, devour, dispatch, dispose of, drain, drink, eat, empty, exhaust, expend, go, run through*, spend, use, wash up*; concepts 169,225 —Ant. keep, maintain, save, store finish [v3] defeat; kill annihilate, assassinate, best*, bring down*, carry off*, destroy, dispatch, dispose of, do in*, down, execute, exterminate, get rid of*, liquidate, overcome, overpower, put an end to, put away*, rout, rub out*, ruin, slaughter, slay, take off*, take out*, vaporize, worst*; concepts 95,252 —Ant. bear, create finish [v4] put a coating on; perfect coat, develop, elaborate, face, gild, lacquer, polish, refine, smooth, stain, texture, veneer, wax; concepts 172,202

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  • finish — [ finiʃ ] n. m. • 1887; mot angl. « 1. fin » ♦ Anglic. Sport 1 ♦ Fin d un combat de boxe dont la durée n est pas limitée. Des finishs ou des finish. Match au finish, qui doit se terminer par le knock out ou l abandon d un adversaire (recomm.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • finish — [fin′ish] vt. [ME finishen < extended stem of OFr finir < L finire, to end < finis, an end, limit, orig., boundary (post), something fixed in the ground < IE base * dhīgw , to stick in > DIKE1, L figere, FIX] 1. a) to bring to an… …   English World dictionary

  • Finish — Smn per. Wortschatz fremd. Erkennbar fremd (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus der englischen Terminologie des Pferderennens: finish Endspurt , Substantivierung des gleichlautenden Verbs, das auf die erweiterten Formen von frz. finir beenden… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • finish — ► VERB 1) bring or come to an end. 2) consume or get through the whole or the remainder of (food or drink). 3) (finish with) have nothing more to do with. 4) reach the end of a race or other sporting competition. 5) (finish up) chiefly Brit. end… …   English terms dictionary

  • Finish — Fin ish, n. 1. That which finishes, puts an end to? or perfects. [1913 Webster] 2. (Arch.) The joiner work and other finer work required for the completion of a building, especially of the interior. See {Inside finish}, and {Outside finish}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Finish — Fin ish, v. i. 1. To come to an end; to terminate. [1913 Webster] His days may finish ere that hapless time. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To end; to die. [R.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Finish — Fin ish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Finished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Finishing}.] [F. finir (with a stem finiss in several forms, whence E. ish: see ish.),fr. L. finire to limit, finish, end, fr. finis boundary, limit, end; perh. for fidnis, and akin… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Finish — refer to:* Finishing in the distillation of Scotch * Finished good, a good that is completed as to manufacturing but not yet sold or distributed to the end user. * Wood finishing, the process of embellishing and/or protecting the surface of… …   Wikipedia

  • finish — /ingl. ˈfɪnɪʃ/ [vc. ingl., da to finish «finire»] s. m. inv. (tecnol.) finitura, finissaggio …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • finish up … — ˌfinish ˈup… derived (BrE) to be in a particular state or at a particular place after a series of events • + adj. If you re not careful, you could finish up seriously ill. Main entry: ↑finishderived …   Useful english dictionary

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