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Finisht vs. Finish

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Finishtverb

(archaic) finish

Finishnoun

An end; the end of anything.

Finishnoun

A protective coating given to wood or metal and other surfaces.

‘The car's finish was so shiny and new.’;

Finishnoun

The result of any process changing the physical or chemical properties of cloth.

Finishnoun

A finishing touch; careful elaboration; polish.

Finishnoun

(sports) A shot on goal, especially one that ends in a goal.

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Finishverb

(transitive) To complete (something).

‘Be sure to finish your homework before you go to bed!’;

Finishverb

(transitive) To apply a treatment to a surface or similar.

‘The furniture was finished in teak veneer.’;

Finishverb

(transitive) To change an animal's food supply in the months before it is due for slaughter, with the intention of fattening the animal.

‘Due to BSE, cows in the United Kingdom must be finished and slaughtered before 30 months of age.’;

Finishverb

(intransitive) To come to an end.

‘We had to leave before the concert had finished.’;

Finishverb

(transitive) To put an end to; to destroy.

‘These rumours could finish your career.’;

Finishverb

To arrive at the end of; to bring to an end; to put an end to; to make an end of; to terminate.

‘And heroically hath finishedA life heroic.’;

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Finishverb

To bestow the last required labor upon; to complete; to bestow the utmost possible labor upon; to perfect; to accomplish; to polish.

Finishverb

To come to an end; to terminate.

‘His days may finish ere that hapless time.’;

Finishverb

To end; to die.

Finishnoun

That which finishes, puts an end to or perfects.

Finishnoun

The joiner work and other finer work required for the completion of a building, especially of the interior. See Inside finish, and Outside finish.

Finishnoun

The labor required to give final completion to any work; hence, minute detail, careful elaboration, or the like.

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Finishnoun

The result of completed labor, as on the surface of an object; manner or style of finishing; as, a rough, dead, or glossy finish given to cloth, stone, metal, etc.

Finishnoun

Completion; - opposed to start, or beginning.

Finishnoun

a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance);

‘the boat had a metallic finish’; ‘he applied a coat of a clear finish’; ‘when the finish is too thin it is difficult to apply evenly’;

Finishnoun

designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race);

‘excitement grew as the finish neared’; ‘my horse was several lengths behind at the finish’; ‘the winner is the team with the most points at the finish’;

Finishnoun

the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey);

‘a crowd assembled at the finish’; ‘he was nearly exhuasted as their destination came into view’;

Finishnoun

the temporal end; the concluding time;

‘the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell’; ‘the market was up at the finish’; ‘they were playing better at the close of the season’;

Finishnoun

(wine tasting) the taste of a wine on the back of the tongue (as it is swallowed);

‘the wine has a nutty flavor and a pleasant finish’;

Finishnoun

event whose occurrence ends something;

‘his death marked the ending of an era’; ‘when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show’;

Finishnoun

the downfall of someone (as of persons on one side of a conflict);

‘booze will be the finish of him’; ‘it was a fight to the finish’;

Finishnoun

a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality;

‘they performed with great polish’; ‘I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose’; ‘almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art’;

Finishverb

come or bring to a finish or an end;

‘He finished the dishes’; ‘She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree’; ‘The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours’;

Finishverb

finally be or do something;

‘He ended up marrying his high school sweetheart’; ‘he wound up being unemployed and living at home again’;

Finishverb

have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical;

‘the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed’; ‘Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other’; ‘My property ends by the bushes’; ‘The symphony ends in a pianissimo’;

Finishverb

provide with a finish;

‘The carpenter finished the table beautifully’;

Finishverb

finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table;

‘She polished off the remaining potatoes’;

Finishverb

cause to finish a relationship with somebody;

‘That finished me with Mary’;

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