: to have no further need for (something) : to stop using (something)
Could I see the newspaper when you finish with it?
: to stop being involved with (someone) : to end a romantic relationship with (someone)
She and her boyfriend had another fight, and now she says she's going to finish with him once and for all.
: to stop dealing with, working on, or punishing (someone or something)
When I finish with him he'll be sorry!
I haven't finished with you yet!
Examples of finish with in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebBishop Montgomery 62, Oakwood 60: Christian Jones made five threes and finished with 20 points for the Knights.—Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 30 Nov. 2023 Dry-Aged Bigeye Tuna Chop, grilled over applewood and served with a ginger-soy glaze finished with yuzu using this method — which showcases the distinct flavors that can only be achieved through dry-aging.—Kaitlyn McInnis, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 To match the red of her boots, Simpson carried a bright red clutch bag and finished with oversized diamond hoops.—Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 29 Nov. 2023 There’s also a cash pocket and two slip pockets at the interior, plus it’s finished with the classic Polo Ralph Lauren pony logo.—Amanda Ogle, Southern Living, 28 Nov. 2023 Our classic long and spicy finish with rich oak tannin rounds out the sipping experience.—Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 28 Nov. 2023 The dessert course was replaced with an otter kibble pie, finished with a sardine lattice.—Kelli Bender, Peoplemag, 23 Nov. 2023 The long trip from the Imperial Valley to Escondido High School’s Chick Embrey Field proved to be worthwhile for a Holtville squad which followed up a Desert League championship by claiming the school’s seventh San Diego Section crown and its first in 10 years while finishing with a 9-2 record.—Rick Hoff, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Nov. 2023 Harp, who will also play beach volleyball at UCA, is more than just an offensive force, finishing with a team-best 2.9 digs per set along with 33 aces and 43 blocks.—Paul Boyd, arkansasonline.com, 19 Nov. 2023 See More
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