Meaning of FINISH in English

FINISH

I.

noun

1 last part/end of sth

ADJECTIVE

▪ exciting , fantastic , good , great , thrilling , tremendous ( esp. BrE )

His best ~ was 11th in the Hungarian Grand Prix.

▪ perfect

It was the perfect ~ to a wonderful day.

▪ disappointing

▪ sprint , storming ( BrE ), strong

The runners came around the bend for a sprint ~ in the home straight.

▪ close , dramatic , nail-biting , photo , tight

It was a photo ~, with three horses neck and neck at the finishing line.

▪ second-place , etc.

▪ last-place ( AmE ), runner-up

The team had another last-place ~.

▪ podium

The pair just missed out on a podium ~ when they took fourth place.

▪ uphill

He won a hard uphill ~ at the recent Tour de Suisse.

VERB + FINISH

▪ be in at ( BrE )

Her car suffered from gearbox trouble, but she was still in at the ~.

FINISH + NOUN

▪ line ( AmE )

PREPOSITION

▪ at the ~

Several runners needed medical attention at the ~.

▪ to a/the ~

They fought bravely right to the ~.

▪ ~ to

a dramatic ~ to the game

PHRASES

▪ from start to ~

He was in the lead from start to ~.

2 look/feel of sth

ADJECTIVE

▪ good , neat ( BrE ), perfect

▪ professional ( esp. BrE )

▪ decorative

▪ fine , smooth

▪ textured

▪ natural

▪ faux ( AmE )

The walls have a faux ~ that mimics old plaster walls.

▪ paint , painted

▪ polished

▪ gloss , glossy , matt/matte , mirror , satin , shiny

▪ chrome , metallic , nickel , stainless-steel , wood

a guitar with a natural wood ~

▪ surface

▪ durable

▪ protective

▪ floor , wall , etc.

The wall and floor ~es are all of the the highest standard.

▪ exterior , interior

VERB + FINISH

▪ have

This paint has a gloss ~.

▪ achieve , get

With our new tool you get a perfect ~ every time.

▪ create , give (sth) , produce , provide

This trim really does give the garment a professional ~.

▪ match

The wall has been painted to match the ~ of the original.

▪ apply

Make sure the surface is clean and smooth before the ~ is applied.

FINISH + NOUN

▪ coat ( AmE )

PREPOSITION

▪ to a ~

Sand the wood to a fine ~ using steel wool.

▪ with a ~

a door handle with a metallic ~

▪ ~ on

How did you achieve that ~ on the wood?

II.

verb

ADVERB

▪ almost , nearly

▪ barely , just

Murdo had barely ~ed talking to Mikey when the bell rang.

She had just ~ed dressing when the telephone rang.

▪ recently

▪ soon

▪ eventually , finally

▪ quickly

I quickly ~ed my tea.

▪ lamely , quietly , softly

‘I had no idea … ’ I ~ed lamely.

▪ off

He ~ed off by welcoming the new arrivals.

VERB + FINISH

▪ let sb

Let me just ~ what I'm doing.

PREPOSITION

▪ by

He ~ed by telling us about his trip to Spain.

▪ with

The evening ~ed with a few songs.

Have you ~ed with the vacuum cleaner yet?

Finish is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ exam , ↑ work , ↑ year

Finish is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ assignment , ↑ brandy , ↑ business , ↑ call , ↑ career , ↑ coffee , ↑ college , ↑ conversation , ↑ course , ↑ cup , ↑ degree , ↑ dissertation , ↑ doctorate , ↑ draft , ↑ drink , ↑ education , ↑ errand , ↑ essay , ↑ grade , ↑ high school , ↑ homework , ↑ jigsaw , ↑ job , ↑ journey , ↑ lap , ↑ manuscript , ↑ marathon , ↑ master , ↑ meeting , ↑ novel , ↑ packing , ↑ painting , ↑ paperwork , ↑ pint , ↑ preparation , ↑ project , ↑ school , ↑ schooling , ↑ season , ↑ semester , ↑ sentence , ↑ session , ↑ shift , ↑ stint , ↑ study , ↑ task , ↑ thesis , ↑ training , ↑ university , ↑ whisky , ↑ work , ↑ workout

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .