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Origin of finish

1300–50; Middle English finisshen < Anglo-French, Middle French finiss-, long stem of finir < Latin fīnīre to end. See fine1

synonym study for finish

13. See end1.

OTHER WORDS FROM finish

fin·ish·er, nounnon·fin·ish·ing, adjective, nounpre·fin·ish, verb (used with object), noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH finish

Finnish finish
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British Dictionary definitions for finishing (1 of 2)

finishing
/ (ˈfɪnɪʃɪŋ) /

noun

football the act or skill of goal scoringBrattbakk's finishing is deadly

British Dictionary definitions for finishing (2 of 2)

finish
/ (ˈfɪnɪʃ) /

verb (mainly tr)

noun

Word Origin for finish

C14: from Old French finir, from Latin fīnīre see fine 1
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Idioms and Phrases with finishing

finish

see from soup to nuts (start to finish); in at the death (finish).

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