from start to finish

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of from start to finish

:from the beginning to the end
  • The race was close from start to finish.

Word by Word Definitions

start play
  1. : to move suddenly and violently : spring

  2. : to react with a sudden brief involuntary movement

  3. : to issue with sudden force

  1. : a sudden involuntary bodily movement or reaction

  2. : a brief and sudden action or movement

  3. : a sudden capricious impulse or outburst

finish play
  1. : to come to an end : terminate

  2. : end

  3. : to come to the end of a course, task, or undertaking

  1. : something that completes or perfects: such as

  2. : the fine or decorative work required for a building or one of its parts

  3. : a finishing material used in painting


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