Meaning of FINISH in English

FINISH

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

as good as done/finished etc

The summer’s as good as over.

come/finish etc second

I came second in the UK championships.

complete/finish an inspection

The inspection was completed and the relevant forms filled in.

crossed the finish line

James crossed the finish line in just under four minutes.

do/start/finish a PhD

finish (at) college

What are you going to do when you finish art college?

finish the race

Congratulations to Matthew, who finished the race in three hours 17 minutes.

finished level

They finished level , with ten points each.

finishing line

James crossed the finish line in just under four minutes.

finishing school

nowhere near ready/full/finished etc

The building’s nowhere near finished.

photo finish

put the final/finishing touches to sth

Emma was putting the finishing touches to the cake.

start/finish your homework

You're not going out until you've finished your homework.

the finished product

The quality of the finished product is all-important.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

first

They finished first and second at the U. S. Olympic swimming trials Thursday, claiming the two berths in the event.

But in Seoul, Johnson tested steroid-positive after finishing first in the 100-meter final.

Seattle finished first in the West with a 64-18 record and Houston ended up fifth at 48-34.

He finished first at 34 percent.

just

A faint clatter from the kitchen indicated Mrs Brissett was just finishing up.

They were seated, as was their custom, in the summer-house, where they had just finished a light lunch.

Her husband had just finished the day's work at his butcher's shop and they were settling down to supper.

Mr Johnson was just finishing his introduction.

We've just finished a breakfast that makes you realise Cleese must have really researched Fawlty Towers.

second

The United States, who finished second , were disqualified for an illegal changeover.

Milbrett finished second in scoring with 15 goals and nine assists for the U.S. women's team.

She made the Olympic team last week, then finished second in the 200 backstroke on Monday.

In the first event, he finished second .

third

Juventus finished two points behind the leaders, and Lazio finished third .

Stevens finished third with $ 14. 5 million, with Cory Nakatani in the middle at $ 14. 9 million.

It captured 15 percent of the viewing audience and finished third behind network comedies.

Dayla finished third , a half-length behind Princess Kali and a nose in front of stablemate Young and Daring.

Then I played in the Arizona Open and finished third .

Lamar Alexander, who finished third in New Hampshire.

Unbridled, who won the 1990 Classic, finished third . 1990&038;.

■ NOUN

book

Derek, who edits the Tees Valley Writer, has just finished a book on statistics.

My strength in reading is finishing the book .

It would have been quite impossible to finish the book but for the computer program I had been given.

By late 1983 I was putting the finishing touches on a book called Hackers.

So it has taken me 60 years to finish the book I began in 1933.

When he finished reading her book , he began writing a song based on it.

As soon as they finished with their books the two girls made him tea.

When Jane finished her book , I asked her to reread it and tell me all about it.

career

He finished with career best figures of six for 122 and after the match received his county cap from skipper Dermot Reeve.

The decision gives her the chance to finish her glittering career in the Sydney Olympics.

Van Horn finished his career as the top scorer in Utah history, averaging 20. 8 points.

He finished his career in 1952 with a record of 67 wins, including 52 knockouts, six draws and 10 losses.

Thomas finished his career with 12,074 yards rushing, ninth on the all-time list and just 46 yards behind Franco Harris.

He moved to Swansea for £160,000 before finishing his career as a coach at Sunderland.

Gretzky has said that he hopes to finish his playing career with the Kings.

drink

They finished their drinks and as they got up from the table Fernando plucked a sprig of jasmine from the pergola.

More customers entered, louder than the earlier ones, faster to finish their drinks .

We finished our drinks and Siegfried immersed himself in the Veterinary Record as savoury smells began to issue from the kitchen.

He finished his drink and got up to leave.

Grace finished her drink quickly, and changed out of her wet clothes.

While they ate hungrily, Ellen finished her drink , feeling light, warm and happy.

As soon as I finished the drink , various players started to point their fingers at me again.

job

Syngenta and Myriad joined forces and finished the job in 18 months, spurred by the potential commercial rewards.

He and his colleagues finished the job in three weeks.

Better to finish the job now.

We do a job a day, and you have to finish the job.

It should, he reflected, be more than large enough to finish the job .

But even when Brown was gasping in the ninth, Leyland stuck with him, and Brown finished the job .

I hear you've finished the Westway job .

A final layer of bamboo matting finished off the job .

meal

Simple reward charts can be used to reinforce either sitting at the table or finishing a meal for the 3-year-old and older.

He looked baffled and hungry, and Archer reflected that he would probably finish his meal on Ellen Olenska.

They finished their meal and went to a small hotel where they made love.

We had just finished our evening meal of a bowl of soup and some biscuits.

Meryl finished her own meal and stood up in a leisurely fashion.

Then we would both kneel, waiting for the spirits to finish their meal .

The refreshing Glazed Lemon Puddings finish off this meal perfectly.

You can also add activators such as garden soil, finished compost, bone meal and blood meal to stimulate the action.

school

She had been so angry she had decanted her with her suitcase at Waterloo to finish her trek to school by train.

Amelia became a student at one of the most exclusive finishing schools in the country, a school called Ogontz.

Happened straight after finishing school in Vienna.

But Teravainen went to Yale, and Woosnam was finished with school by the age of sixteen.

Ponyboy hopes he will finish school and go on to university, so that he can gain qualifications and lead a better life.

They have goals, to finish high school and usually to go on to college.

Sheila and Mona were at the convent secondary school , Michael was finishing national school.

They established a bakery that eventually employed several hundred village girls on a part-time basis while they finished school .

season

Jack finished that season with 15, to create his own record.

He finished the regular season with 2, 575 yards on 200-of-314 passing.

Chapman aimed to finish the season among the top five so that his players would qualify for bonuses under a new League scheme.

But this was an excellent match to finish the season .

Brewer hopes to finish the season with Otago, but is uncertain about his playing future in Canterbury.

However, the 37-year-old third baseman also finished the regular season in a terrible slump.

sentence

But he was destined never to finish the sentence .

They promised even before she finished the sentence .

Skull finished reading a sentence and looked up reluctantly.

Then, add the correct punctuation to finish the sentence outside.

Mr. Patten I am finishing my sentence .

He finished the sentence with a slight raising of the eyebrows.

He can hardly finish a sentence without a quote from some one or other.

The woman, classy, well-presented, thirty-five, is approaching fast-he can't finish the sentence .

work

I was planning to finish work early today, get a haircut and maybe do some shopping.

M., when her husband finished his work .

When they returned to finish the work after a weekend break, they found parts of the posts missing and broken.

That they need more time to finish work .

Perhaps I should come back later, when you have finished your work .

But the river has not yet finished its work , for it is now drawn into the fulling-machine following the corn-mill.

In no mood now to finish her work , she stalked along to the kitchen.

Rex finished up the work on the replacement sock valves.

■ VERB

let

No, let me finish now.

It would be best, perhaps, if you would let me finish before asking anything.

Wait, Celly. Let me finish .

He might as well let him finish his sandwiches.

Damn it, will you please let me finish .

When I offered to let him finish it he laughed.

As far as I remember, I let him finish his replies!

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a fight to the death/finish

And if there's not enough advertising to go round, it could be a fight to the death.

By 1807 politics had become a fight to the death between the two factions.

It will be a fight to the finish.

Six teams are bitter rivals in what will be a fight to the finish.

Some say 1972 was a fight to the death, which left Jacklin as the slain gladiator.

Usually if two gray angels of nearly equal size are placed together a fight to the death ensues.

end/finish/begin etc (sth) on a high note

gloss finish/print

By Michael at Paul Nath Sleek, high gloss finish achieved with maximum height.

The next stage is buffing to a gloss finish.

Three coats are usually sufficient if a high gloss finish is required.

the finishing line

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

"To think you might have been..." Carlos didn't finish his sentence.

After you've finished painting the house you can start on the garage.

Angrily, she finished her beer and threw the can away.

Are you finished?

Come on, finish your dinner.

Give me a call when you've finished unpacking.

Have you finished reading the papers?

Have you finished your homework yet?

He was in London at the time, finishing a degree in economics.

Hurry up and finish so we can make the 7 o'clock show.

I finished my lunch, repacked my back pack, and set off again.

In 1953, the Army Corps of Engineers finished the job by building a flood control channel.

Just leave it on the table when you finish .

Let me finish washing the dishes, then I can help you.

Marv moved to New York when he finished college.

She spoke for ten minutes, and when she had finished the audience cheered.

The builders say they should have finished by Friday.

The kids have finished all the ice-cream.

Wait till I've finished my drink and then we'll go.

We should have finished the job by next week.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And they push and prod them to do everything from filling out college applications to finishing their science projects.

As he'd nearly finished his apprenticeship, he was understandably loathe to pack it in.

He finished the regular season with a. 324 average, 21 home runs and 83 RBIs.

The board hopes to finish this step by June 30.

They worked until they were finished.

When I had finished, I was made to wait two hours before being called back into the office for questioning.

Wolsey finished the plate of sweetmeats and told us to sit.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

attractive

The outer edges were rounded and smoothed with a small edging trowel, which gives a very attractive finish .

Its tough, flexible resin content also provides an exceptionally attractive finish .

Because of its thin design and attractive white finish it's virtually invisible when the radiator is in place.

Smoothline rainwater goods, robust, and available in a range of attractive colours and finishes .

black

However we all liked the matt black finish of the bottle.

The chisels are sold in standard black finish , or all-bright, in sets of seven, 10 and 17.

The set that I am working with has the standard black finish , but the all-bright is available.

This is available in black or aluminium finish .

close

Finally he let go, falling against the bedhead, elbows on knees, panting like a runner after a close finish .

early

The right wing carries the early finish time on the left and the late finish time on the right.

Early starts and early finishes are arrived at by a forward pass through the network.

fine

Wallshield gives a smooth finish , and Sandshield a fine sand-textured finish.

good

Because of the amount of hard rubbing needed to achieve a good finish , oil polishing is best confined to plain surfaces.

Stroble was alone in third place, his best finish of the year, with a 71.

You also get a good decorative finish .

His best finish was fourth here.

High-quality paints provide protection and a good finish .

This would be soiled over to give a better finish than presently shown.

Floats should be inspected for good finish , secure rings and concentric shape.

Tint the undercoat with whatever you are using for the final colour and you will get a good , even finish .

matt

However we all liked the matt black finish of the bottle.

They give a matt , non-reflective finish to surface, which does not show up irregularities.

natural

Its natural weathered finish contrasts with the white powder-coated aluminium walls.

Interior shutters, from a wide range to order, from about £70 for the natural finish shown.

neat

Hand shears will give you the neatest finish , but on long hedges an electric trimmer saves time.

Finally, hem all round the cloth to give a neat finish .

Plasterboard is easiest for giving a neat finish , as a skim coat will mask the join between board and existing plaster.

A day or two later it can be picked or rubbed off leaving a neat professional finish .

For a neat finish use white rubdown lettering for the legends.

perfect

For both double and single bed welts I prefer to mattress stitch for a perfect finish .

For the perfect finish , use a couple of drops of Pure Gloss.

She found two cellos with a nice timbre, perfect finish and undoubted charm-she plays the cello herself.

Each has a precision blade for a perfect finish .

It seemed the perfect finish to the best story in modern rock.

A lightweight electric cylinder mower with a rear roller for that perfect striped finish , it costs around £84.99.

professional

This band is very neat and really does give a garment a professional finish .

The stiffness of a hand pleated heading will help to keep the heading crisp and firm, giving a truly professional finish .

Always use a line as a guide when you cut straight lines so you get a professional finish .

For the more experienced needlewoman, hand-pleated deep headings can give the great satisfaction of creating beautiful curtains with a professional finish .

A professional finish is achieved in part by showing a minimum amount of stitching on the right side of the fabric.

Buy a good quality piping bag, nozzles and a spatula for a professional finish and smooth edges.

A day or two later it can be picked or rubbed off leaving a neat professional finish .

If you have time, pipe a little flavoured butter around the tartlets to give them a professional finish .

smooth

Canvas, yes; but also wood, and even a smooth plaster finish for fresco painting.

These caulks are paintable, clean up with soap and water and also require some proficiency for a smooth finish .

Wallshield gives a smooth finish , and Sandshield a fine sand-textured finish.

These raised the nap on the cloth, which could then be cropped with shears to give it a smoother finish .

Stormshield is an acrylic-based masonry paint, available in either smooth or textured finish , in a range of colours.

Twin wire paper which has an identical smooth finish on both sides.

■ NOUN

gloss

The next stage is buffing to a gloss finish .

Three coats are usually sufficient if a high gloss finish is required.

line

It will only slow you down on the sprint to the finish line .

Past leaders of the pack have even been known to hold hands in order to cross the finish line together.

The person who crosses the finish line first in a race has definitely had the most superior performance that day.

Golden Larch got up and galloped to the finish line .

Join in the sense of achievement as Maiden crosses the finish line off Southampton.

Life is a Sisyphean race, run ever faster toward a finish line that is merely the start of the next race.

In the global economy, competitiveness is a race with no finish line , and gains in competitiveness are fleeting.

photo

Here the officials checked your number and gave you your side number, for the photo finish .

wood

And the handsome brown Apex for the warm tones of wood finish units.

This enables you to put in recessed lighting, or to add an acoustic or tongue-and-groove wood finish .

The key here is a painted surface as opposed to a wood finish , which is oh-so-passe.

■ VERB

achieve

Because of the amount of hard rubbing needed to achieve a good finish , oil polishing is best confined to plain surfaces.

They are added to rinse water to speed up drying and to achieve shiny finish without spotting, smearing or other blemishes.

apply

Therefore, there was no need to apply a tooled finish all over.

Speaking of time, you have to choose the right time to apply the finishes .

Although he made a meal of applying the finish , the ball eventually finished in the net.

fight

Anna was screaming for some one to stop them, while the gipsies were urging them to fight to a finish .

give

I use Aiken Hi Coat which gives a waterproof satin finish .

Natural fabrics like silk and wool on a paper backing are used to give the velvety finish in traditional flocks.

Wallshield gives a smooth finish , and Sandshield a fine sand-textured finish.

The outer edges were rounded and smoothed with a small edging trowel, which gives a very attractive finish .

It fills in rough patches on the cuticle and give a light-reflecting finish .

This would be soiled over to give a better finish than presently shown.

The stiffness of a hand pleated heading will help to keep the heading crisp and firm, giving a truly professional finish .

produce

Japlac is a high gloss lacquer which produces a mirror-like finish that leaves ordinary paints looking lacklustre in comparison.

Varnishing a finishing process whereby a transparent varnish is applied over the printed sheet to produce a glossy finish.

provide

Meanwhile, the canal is edged with black bricks laid with black mortar which provides a very smart finish to the canal.

These walls would be painted or wallpapered to provide the interior finishes .

Applied with fine steel wool, the wax can darken faded wood and provide a resistant finish .

Its tough, flexible resin content also provides an exceptionally attractive finish .

Bricks or special edging slabs are set into concrete to provide an appropriate finish .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a fight to the death/finish

And if there's not enough advertising to go round, it could be a fight to the death.

By 1807 politics had become a fight to the death between the two factions.

It will be a fight to the finish.

Six teams are bitter rivals in what will be a fight to the finish.

Some say 1972 was a fight to the death, which left Jacklin as the slain gladiator.

Usually if two gray angels of nearly equal size are placed together a fight to the death ensues.

end/finish/begin etc (sth) on a high note

fight to the death/finish

And if there's not enough advertising to go round, it could be a fight to the death.

Every couple would live miles apart and fight to the death any intrusion into their home range-which they would never leave.

If the adventurers pursue the Harpies back to their lair, they will fight to the death to defend it.

It is economic nonsense to suggest that nations are engaged in a mercantilist fight to the death.

They say we massacred him, but he would have massacred us had we not defended ourselves and fought to the death.

They simply seem to charge into battle, and would probably to fight to the death unless we separated them.

Usually if two gray angels of nearly equal size are placed together a fight to the death ensues.

While not explicit, many implied that they would indeed fight to the death for their managing director.

gloss finish/print

By Michael at Paul Nath Sleek, high gloss finish achieved with maximum height.

The next stage is buffing to a gloss finish.

Three coats are usually sufficient if a high gloss finish is required.

have sth ready/done/finished etc

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

The paint should dry to a smooth, glossy finish .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And the handsome brown Apex for the warm tones of wood finish units.

His is a veritable Horatio Alger story with a tragic finish .

However we all liked the matt black finish of the bottle.

Mr. Hamilton I find that, from start to finish , a most incredible contribution.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.