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'finish' - used as a noun
1. a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance)
the boat had a metallic finish
he applied a coat of a clear finish
when the finish is too thin it is difficult to apply evenly
2. designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race)
excitement grew as the finish neared
my horse was several lengths behind at the finish
the winner is the team with the most points at the finish
3. the act of finishing
his best finish in a major tournament was third
4. the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)
a crowd assembled at the finish
5. the temporal end; the concluding time
the market was up at the finish
6. (wine tasting) the taste of a wine on the back of the tongue (as it is swallowed)
the wine has a nutty flavor and a pleasant finish
7. event whose occurrence ends something
when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show
8. the downfall of someone (as of persons on one side of a conflict)
booze will be the finish of him
it was a fight to the finish
9. a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality
almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art

'finish' - used as a verb
10. come or bring to a finish or an end
He finished the dishes
The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours
11. finally be or do something
12. have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
13. provide with a finish
The carpenter finished the table beautifully
14. finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table
15. cause to finish a relationship with somebody
That finished me with Mary

derived forms
1. Finish / Plural
finishes
2. Finish / Past
finished
3. Finish / Third Person
finishes
4. Finish / Present Participle
finishing
Variations of 'finish'
 
Antonym
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