verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to bring to completion: She's finished with her latest novel.
- to put aside, break all relations with, or reject finally: He's finished with football and will play only baseball now. After the way they treated us, we're finished with them.
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Origin of finish
synonym study for finish
OTHER WORDS FROM finishfin·ish·er, nounnon·fin·ish·ing, adjective, nounpre·fin·ish, verb (used with object), noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH finishFinnish, finish
Words nearby finish
Example sentences from the Web for finish
Then, knit three stitches and finish by increasing another one.
Then, as we approach the finish, we use it all up with a glorious sprint.
An impressive variety of layouts allows buyers to choose the one that best suits their lifestyle, although there are some signature elements intrinsic to the developer’s vision, like the bespoke finishes that were selected to stand the test of time.Maddox House offers craftsmanship, thoughtful design|Greg Schneider|January 21, 2021|Washington Blade
With these shelves, you will undoubtedly save space while creating a custom way to organize whether that be by color, brand, or finish.Nail polish organizers to keep your collection in check|PopSci Commerce Team|January 20, 2021|Popular Science
For the optimal training experience, select one journey to watch live from start to finish.
I had been studying abroad in London, and came back to finish the semester at Tufts.
In 2008 and 2012, Huckabee and Santorum, respectively won the Iowa Caucus, but did not make it to the finish line.
“We would love to finish what we started some years ago,” Branson told journalists at a news conference with notable hesitancy.You Were Wrong About Miley & Bitcoin: 2014’s Failed Predictions|Nina Strochlic|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Finish the sauce by putting the roasting pan on the stovetop over medium-high heat.Make Carla Hall’s Roasted Pork Loin With Cranberries|Carla Hall|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He said, “I am breaking my heart over this story, and cannot bear to finish it.”
Before he could finish the sentence the Hole-keeper said snappishly, "Well, drop out again—quick!"Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
The mother's lips could not finish the charge she was about to put upon her innocent child.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
He shall give his mind to finish the glazing, and his watching to make clean the furnace.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
I suppose I must take you down to see the old man, and then we'll go straight off to Rome, and finish the winter there.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
She's been three times; but it's so sad; the story is a beautiful one, only she doesn't think he'll live to finish it.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for finish
verb (mainly tr)
- to end a relationship or association
- to stop punishing a personI haven't finished with you yet!
- the death, destruction, or absolute defeat of a person or one side in a conflicta fight to the finish
- the person, event, or thing that brings this about
- the surface texture or appearance of wood, cloth, etca rough finish
- a preparation, such as varnish, used to produce such a texture
Word Origin for finish
Idioms and Phrases with finish
see from soup to nuts (start to finish); in at the death (finish).