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finish

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1 the last part of a process or action
  • A pie-eating contest is the fair's traditional finish.
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2 the stopping of a process or activity
  • an all-out fight right to the finish
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finish

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1 to bring (something) to a state where nothing remains to be done
  • We should finish the painting of the house by tomorrow.
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get through

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2 to bring (an event) to a natural or appropriate stopping point
  • We'll finish the concert before dark.
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ring down the curtain (on)

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3 to come to an end
  • The three-day race finished yesterday.
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bite the dust

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close, end, conclude, finish, complete, terminate mean to bring or come to a stopping point or limit. close usually implies that something has been in some way open as well as unfinished.
    • close a debate
end conveys a strong sense of finality.
    • ended his life
conclude may imply a formal closing (as of a meeting).
    • the service concluded with a blessing
finish may stress completion of a final step in a process.
    • after it is painted, the house will be finished
complete implies the removal of all deficiencies or a successful finishing of what has been undertaken.
    • the resolving of this last issue completes the agreement
terminate implies the setting of a limit in time or space.
    • your employment terminates after three months


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