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Noun: finishing  fi-ni-shing
  1. A decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance)
    "the boat had a metallic finishing";
    - coating, finish
  2. The act of finishing
    "the speaker's finishing was greeted with applause";
    - finish
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"

Derived forms: finishings

Type of: act, closing, coat, completion, culmination, decorativeness, eat, end, mop up, move, surface, terminate, windup

Antonym: beginning, start

Encyclopedia: Finishing, Construction