finish


finish
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noun
1 last part/end of sth
ADJECTIVE
exciting, fantastic, good, great, thrilling, tremendous (esp. BrE)

His best finish was 11th in the Hungarian Grand Prix.

perfect

It was the perfect finish to a wonderful day.

disappointing
sprint, storming (BrE), strong

The runners came around the bend for a sprint finish in the home straight.

close, dramatic, nail-biting, photo, tight

It was a photo finish, with three horses neck and neck at the finishing line.

second-place, etc.
last-place (AmE), runner-up

The team had another last-place finish.

podium

The pair just missed out on a podium finish when they took fourth place.

uphill

He won a hard uphill finish at the recent Tour de Suisse.

VERB + FINISH
be in at (BrE)

Her car suffered from gearbox trouble, but she was still in at the finish.

FINISH + NOUN
line (AmE)
PREPOSITION
at the finish

Several runners needed medical attention at the finish.

to a/the finish

They fought bravely right to the finish.

finish to

a dramatic finish to the game

PHRASES
from start to finish

He was in the lead from start to finish.

2 look/feel of sth
ADJECTIVE
good, neat (BrE), perfect
professional (esp. BrE)
decorative
fine, smooth
textured
natural
faux (AmE)

The walls have a faux finish that mimics old plaster walls.

paint, painted
polished
gloss, glossy, matt/matte, mirror, satin, shiny
chrome, metallic, nickel, stainless-steel, wood

a guitar with a natural wood finish

surface
durable
protective
floor, wall, etc.

The wall and floor finishes are all of the the highest standard.

exterior, interior
VERB + FINISH
have

This paint has a gloss finish.

achieve, get

With our new tool you get a perfect finish every time.

create, give (sth), produce, provide

This trim really does give the garment a professional finish.

match

The wall has been painted to match the finish of the original.

apply

Make sure the surface is clean and smooth before the finish is applied.

FINISH + NOUN
coat (AmE)
PREPOSITION
to a finish

Sand the wood to a fine finish using steel wool.

with a finish

a door handle with a metallic finish

finish on

How did you achieve that finish on the wood?

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verb
ADVERB
almost, nearly
barely, just

Murdo had barely finished talking to Mikey when the bell rang.

She had just finished dressing when the telephone rang.

recently
soon
eventually, finally
quickly

I quickly finished my tea.

lamely, quietly, softly

‘I had no idea … ’ I finished lamely.

off

He finished off by welcoming the new arrivals.

VERB + FINISH
let sb

Let me just finish what I'm doing.

PREPOSITION
by

He finished by telling us about his trip to Spain.

with

The evening finished with a few songs.

Have you finished with the vacuum cleaner yet?

Finish is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑exam, ↑work, ↑year
Finish is used with these nouns as the object: ↑assignment, ↑brandy, ↑business, ↑call, ↑career, ↑coffee, ↑college, ↑conversation, ↑course, ↑cup, ↑degree, ↑dissertation, ↑doctorate, ↑draft, ↑drink, ↑education, ↑errand, ↑essay, ↑grade, ↑high school, ↑homework, ↑jigsaw, ↑job, ↑journey, ↑lap, ↑manuscript, ↑marathon, ↑master, ↑meeting, ↑novel, ↑packing, ↑painting, ↑paperwork, ↑pint, ↑preparation, ↑project, ↑school, ↑schooling, ↑season, ↑semester, ↑sentence, ↑session, ↑shift, ↑stint, ↑study, ↑task, ↑thesis, ↑training, ↑university, ↑whisky, ↑work, ↑workout

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  • finish — [ finiʃ ] n. m. • 1887; mot angl. « 1. fin » ♦ Anglic. Sport 1 ♦ Fin d un combat de boxe dont la durée n est pas limitée. Des finishs ou des finish. Match au finish, qui doit se terminer par le knock out ou l abandon d un adversaire (recomm.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • finish — [fin′ish] vt. [ME finishen < extended stem of OFr finir < L finire, to end < finis, an end, limit, orig., boundary (post), something fixed in the ground < IE base * dhīgw , to stick in > DIKE1, L figere, FIX] 1. a) to bring to an… …   English World dictionary

  • Finish — Smn per. Wortschatz fremd. Erkennbar fremd (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus der englischen Terminologie des Pferderennens: finish Endspurt , Substantivierung des gleichlautenden Verbs, das auf die erweiterten Formen von frz. finir beenden… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • finish — [n1] conclusion; completion accomplishment, achievement, acquirement, acquisition, annihilation, attainment, cease, cessation, close, closing, culmination, curtain*, curtains*, death, defeat, denouement, desistance, end, ending, end of the line* …   New thesaurus

  • finish — ► VERB 1) bring or come to an end. 2) consume or get through the whole or the remainder of (food or drink). 3) (finish with) have nothing more to do with. 4) reach the end of a race or other sporting competition. 5) (finish up) chiefly Brit. end… …   English terms dictionary

  • Finish — Fin ish, n. 1. That which finishes, puts an end to? or perfects. [1913 Webster] 2. (Arch.) The joiner work and other finer work required for the completion of a building, especially of the interior. See {Inside finish}, and {Outside finish}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Finish — Fin ish, v. i. 1. To come to an end; to terminate. [1913 Webster] His days may finish ere that hapless time. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To end; to die. [R.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Finish — Fin ish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Finished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Finishing}.] [F. finir (with a stem finiss in several forms, whence E. ish: see ish.),fr. L. finire to limit, finish, end, fr. finis boundary, limit, end; perh. for fidnis, and akin… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Finish — refer to:* Finishing in the distillation of Scotch * Finished good, a good that is completed as to manufacturing but not yet sold or distributed to the end user. * Wood finishing, the process of embellishing and/or protecting the surface of… …   Wikipedia

  • finish — /ingl. ˈfɪnɪʃ/ [vc. ingl., da to finish «finire»] s. m. inv. (tecnol.) finitura, finissaggio …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • finish up … — ˌfinish ˈup… derived (BrE) to be in a particular state or at a particular place after a series of events • + adj. If you re not careful, you could finish up seriously ill. Main entry: ↑finishderived …   Useful english dictionary


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