finish line


Definition of finish line

: a line marking the end of a racecourse

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Season 14 were in an all out sprint to the finish line in episode 18. Tyler Mccarthy, Fox News, "'Deadliest Catch' Season 14, Episode 18 recap: Crews race against terrible weather to meet deadlines," 15 Aug. 2018 The concession marked a win not only for Kobach but also for Trump, whose support helped push Kobach over the finish line in the neck-and-neck race. Lisa Lerer, The Seattle Times, "Primary night takeaways: Diverse Democrats and Trump wins," 14 Aug. 2018 As for the final leg of the race trail, along the street to Fourth Avenue finish line in downtown Seward, racers should expect a wave of cheers and celebrating crowds. Author: Kat Sorensen, Anchorage Daily News, "Mount Marathon race trail has it all: snow, lush vegetation, flowing water and lots of dust," 3 July 2018 Jillian Jernas coxed Danielle Wilson, Darby Brooks, Magdalena Pasternak and Jacinta Kendall across the finish line in 8:35.37. Iliana Limón Romero,, "UCF wins fourth consecutive AAC rowing title," 12 May 2018 At the finish line in Mashpee, a service dog named Jeremy watches patiently as each team crosses. Stan Grossfeld,, "In a grueling relay, runners carry the burden on behalf of veterans," 10 May 2018 Lough continued his night by beating Hendricks to the finish line in the 800, winning in 1:57.25. Lewis Bagley, Indianapolis Star, "Marion County boys track meet: North Central comes through with winning efforts," 9 May 2018 Saints march on Neumann-Goretti sophomore Kami Joi Hickson did her best to will teammate Dasia Wilson to the finish line in the 4×800 relay. Aaron Carter,, "Delsea's Ashley Preston all heart at Penn Relays," 27 Apr. 2018 And with the show ready to make a strong sprint across the finish line in its final year, there seems to be nothing stopping FX's celebrated espionage series from taking its place as one of the greatest television dramas ever. Michael Sangiacomo,, "Superman turns 80, DC boasts stealing Bendis and The Terrifics are fantastic: Journey Into Comics," 28 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of finish line

1899, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of finish line

: a line that marks the end of a race

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Kids Definition of finish line

: a line marking the end of a racecourse

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