Meaning of FINISH in English

■ verb

1》 bring or come to an end.

↘consume or get through the whole or the remainder of (food or drink).

↘reach the end of a race or other sporting competition.

↘( ~ up ) chiefly Brit. end by doing something or being in a particular position.

↘( ~ someone off ) kill or comprehensively defeat someone.

2》 ( ~ with ) have no more need for.

↘ Brit. end a relationship with.

3》 complete the manufacture or decoration of (something) by giving it an attractive surface appearance.

↘complete the fattening of (livestock) before slaughter.

4》 dated prepare (a girl) for entry into fashionable society.

■ noun

1》 an end or final stage.

↘the place at which a race or competition ends.

2》 the manner in which a manufactured article is ~ed.

↘the surface appearance of a manufactured article.

↘the final taste impression of a wine or beer.


to the ~ until the complete defeat of one of the participants.


ME: from OFr. feniss- , lengthened stem of fenir , from L. finire , from finis 'end'.

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