Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Verb: polish off
  1. Finish a task completely
    "I finally polished off this homework assignment";
    - get through, wrap up, finish off, mop up, clear up, finish up
  2. Kill intentionally and with premeditation
    - murder, slay, hit, dispatch, bump off, off, remove
  3. Complete eating all the food on one's plate or on the table
    "She polished off the remaining potatoes";
    - eat up, finish

Derived forms: polishes off, polishing off, polished off

Type of: complete, eat, finish, kill