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finish

fin·ish

finish

 
 
pronunciation:
fI nihsh
parts of speech:
verb, noun
features:
Homophone Note, Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: finished, finishes, finishing
definition 1: to reach or cause the end of; complete.
Let's take a swim when we finish school today.Did you finish that book?
synonyms:
close, complete, conclude, end, terminate, wind up
antonyms:
begin
similar words:
accomplish, cap, carry out, cease, clinch, crown, discontinue, dispose of, do, fulfill, leave off, perfect, quit, round out, stop, wrap up
definition 2: to completely use up or eat (often followed by "up" or "off").
Someone finished off the last of the cake.
synonyms:
polish off, use up
similar words:
complete, consume, devour, drink, eat, run out of
definition 3: to put a polish on or coat the surface of.
She finished the old oak floors to protect them.
synonyms:
lacquer, varnish
similar words:
coat, polish, surface
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the end or last part of something.
It was a long movie, but we watched it to the finish.
synonyms:
close, completion, conclusion, end
antonyms:
start
similar words:
accomplishment, ending, finale, last
definition 2: the coating on or texture of a hard surface.
The car's finish is badly scratched.
synonyms:
polish
similar words:
coat, coating, exterior, gloss, luster, shine, varnish
derivation: finisher (n.)
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word Finnish (a language or nationality)? Finish and Finnish sound alike but have different meanings.
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