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    finish - Dictionary definition and meaning for word finish

    Definition
    (noun) a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance)
    Synonyms : coating , finishing
    Example Sentence
    • the boat had a metallic finish
    • he applied a coat of a clear finish
    • when the finish is too thin it is difficult to apply evenly
    Definition
    (noun) the temporal end; the concluding time
    Example Sentence
    • the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell
    • the market was up at the finish
    • they were playing better at the close of the season
    Definition
    (noun) a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality
    Example Sentence
    • they performed with great polish
    • I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose
    • almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art
    Definition
    (noun) the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)
    Synonyms : destination , goal
    Example Sentence
    • a crowd assembled at the finish
    • he was nearly exhausted as their destination came into view
    Definition
    (noun) designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race)
    Example Sentence
    • excitement grew as the finish neared
    • my horse was several lengths behind at the finish
    • the winner is the team with the most points at the finish
    Definition
    (noun) the downfall of someone (as of persons on one side of a conflict)
    Example Sentence
    • booze will be the finish of him
    • it was a fight to the finish
    Definition
    (noun) event whose occurrence ends something
    Synonyms : conclusion , ending
    Example Sentence
    • his death marked the ending of an era
    • when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show
    Definition
    (noun) (wine tasting) the taste of a wine on the back of the tongue (as it is swallowed)
    Example Sentence
    • the wine has a nutty flavor and a pleasant finish
    Definition
    (noun) the act of finishing
    Synonyms : finishing
    Example Sentence
    • his best finish in a major tournament was third
    • the speaker's finishing was greeted with applause
    Definition
    (verb) come or bring to a finish or an end
    Synonyms : complete
    Example Sentence
    • He finished the dishes
    • She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree
    • The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours
    Definition
    (verb) finally be or do something
    Synonyms : end up , fetch up , finish up , land up , wind up
    Example Sentence
    • He ended up marrying his high school sweetheart
    • he wound up being unemployed and living at home again
    Definition
    (verb) have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
    Synonyms : cease , end , stop , terminate
    Example Sentence
    • the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed
    • Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other
    • My property ends by the bushes
    • The symphony ends in a pianissimo
    Definition
    (verb) provide with a finish
    Example Sentence
    • The carpenter finished the table beautifully
    • this shirt is not finished properly
    Definition
    (verb) finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table
    Synonyms : eat up , polish off
    Example Sentence
    • She polished off the remaining potatoes
    Definition
    (verb) cause to finish a relationship with somebody
    Example Sentence
    • That finished me with Mary
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