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Verb: finish  fi-nish
  1. Come or bring to an end
    "He finished the dishes"; "The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours";
    - complete
  2. Finally be or do something
    "He finished up marrying his high school sweetheart";
    - finish up, land up, fetch up, end up, wind up
  3. Have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
    "My property finishes by the bushes";
    - end, stop, terminate, cease
  4. Provide with a finish
    "The carpenter finished the table beautifully"; "this shirt is not finished properly"
  5. Complete eating all the food on one's plate or on the table
    "She finished the remaining potatoes";
    - eat up, polish off [informal]
  6. Cause to finish a relationship with somebody
    "That finished me with Mary"
Noun: finish  fi-nish
  1. A decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance)
    "he applied a coat of a clear finish"; "when the finish is too thin it is difficult to apply evenly"; "the boat had a metallic finish";
    - coating, finishing
  2. The temporal end; the concluding time
    "the market was up at the finish";
    - stopping point, finale, finis, last, conclusion, close
  3. 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";
    - polish, refinement, culture, cultivation, finesse
  4. The place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)
    "a crowd assembled at the finish";
    - destination, goal
  5. 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"
  6. 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"
  7. Event whose occurrence ends something
    "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show";
    - ending, conclusion
  8. (wine tasting) the taste of a wine on the back of the tongue (as it is swallowed)
    "the wine has a nutty flavour and a pleasant finish"
  9. The act of finishing
    "his best finish in a major tournament was third";
    - finishing

Sounds like: find, finish, Fin

Derived forms: finishing, finishes, finished

Type of: act, closing, coat, completion, culmination, decorativeness, downfall, eat, end, ending, flawlessness, gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, happening, mop up, move, natural event, ne plus ultra, occurrence, occurrent, perfection, ruin, ruination, surface, taste, taste perception, taste sensation, terminal, terminate, windup

Antonym: beginning, start

Encyclopedia: Finish