Finish - definition, pronunciation, transcription
he applied a coat of a clear finish
when the finish is too thin it is difficult to apply evenly
my horse was several lengths behind at the finish
the winner is the team with the most points at the finish
it was a fight to the finish
the speaker's finishing was greeted with applause
The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours
- have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical (syn: cease, end, stop, terminate)
- provide with a finish
this shirt is not finished properly
- cause to finish a relationship with somebody
You can't watch TV until you finish your homework.
He started his homework two hours ago and he still hasn't finished.
They hope to finish their new home by winter.
They're building a new home and they hope to finish by winter.
The chairman finished the meeting at noon.
The meeting finished on a positive note.
The table had a shiny finish.
I need to put one more coat of finish on the chair.
He finished the speech and sat down.
They hope to finish their new home before winter.
I must finish off the work while the light is good.
The children have finished off all the fruit.
He finished third in the race.
The cat's tail finishes in white.
The meeting finished in disorder.
present participle: finishing
past tense: finished
past participle: finished
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