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fin·ish

 (fĭn′ĭsh)
v. fin·ished, fin·ish·ing, fin·ish·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To stop (doing an activity or task) after reaching the point at which there is nothing left to do: finished cleaning the room.
b. To bring to a required or desired state: finish an assignment; finish a painting. See Synonyms at complete.
2.
a. To arrive at or attain the end of: finish a race.
b. Sports To perform the last maneuver in (an offensive play), scoring a goal.
3. To consume all of; use up: finish a pie; finished off the pizza.
4. To give (wood, for example) a desired or particular surface texture.
5. To destroy; kill: finished the injured horse with a bullet.
6. To bring about the ruin of: The stock market crash finished many speculators.
v.intr.
1. To come to an end; stop: a story that finishes with a twist.
2. To reach the end of a task, course, or relationship: The speaker finished with a rousing call to action.
3. Sports To score a goal as the last maneuver in a play: a good forward who just can't seem to finish.
n.
1. The final part; the conclusion: racers neck-and-neck at the finish.
2. The reason for one's ruin; downfall: Stealing the computer codes proved to be his finish.
3. Something that completes, concludes, or perfects, especially:
a. The last treatment or coating of a surface: applied a shellac finish to the cabinet.
b. The surface texture produced by such a treatment or coating.
c. A material used in surfacing or finishing.
4. Completeness, refinement, or smoothness of execution; polish.
5. The flavor left in the mouth after wine has been swallowed.
Phrasal Verb:
finish with (someone)
To stop interacting with (someone), especially to stop subjecting (someone) to something.

[Middle English finishen, from Old French finir, finiss-, to complete, from Latin fīnīre, from fīnis, end.]

fin′ish·er n.

finish

(ˈfɪnɪʃ)
vb (mainly tr)
1. to bring to an end; complete, conclude, or stop
2. (sometimes foll by: up) to be at or come to the end; use up
3. to bring to a desired or complete condition
4. to put a particular surface texture on (wood, cloth, etc)
5. (often foll by off) to destroy or defeat completely
6. to train (a person) in social graces and talents
7.
a. to end a relationship or association
b. to stop punishing a person: I haven't finished with you yet!.
n
8. the final or last stage or part; end
9.
a. the death, destruction, or absolute defeat of a person or one side in a conflict: a fight to the finish.
b. the person, event, or thing that brings this about
10.
a. the surface texture or appearance of wood, cloth, etc: a rough finish.
b. a preparation, such as varnish, used to produce such a texture
11. a thing, event, etc, that completes
12. completeness and high quality of workmanship
13. refinement in social graces
14. (Athletics (Track & Field)) sport ability to sprint at the end of a race: he has a good finish.
[C14: from Old French finir, from Latin fīnīre see fine1]

fin•ish

(ˈfɪn ɪʃ)

v.t.
1. to bring (something) to an end or to completion; complete.
2. to come to the end of (a course, period of time, etc.): to finish school.
3. to use completely (often fol. by up or off): to finish up a can of paint.
4. to overcome completely; destroy or kill (often fol. by off): This spray will finish off the cockroaches.
5. to complete and perfect in detail; put the final touches on (sometimes fol. by up): She finished up a painting.
6. to put a finish on (wood, metal, etc.).
7. to perfect (a person) in education, accomplishments, social graces, etc.
v.i.
8. to come to an end.
9. to complete a course, project, etc. (sometimes fol. by up).
10. (of livestock) to achieve the desired market weight.
n.
11. the final part or last stage.
12. the end of a hunt, race, etc.: a close finish.
13. a decisive ending: a fight to the finish.
14. the quality of being finished with smoothness, elegance, etc.
15. educational or social polish.
16. the surface coating of wood, metal, etc.
17. something used to finish or perfect a thing.
18. a final coat of plaster or paint.
19. a material for application in finishing.
20. the flavor remaining in the mouth after a wine has been swallowed.
[1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French, Middle French finir < Latin fīnīre to end]
fin′ish•er, n.

finish

When something finishes, it ends.

The concert finished at midnight.

When you finish what you are doing, you reach the end of it.

Have you finished the ironing yet?
When he had finished, he closed the file.

You can say that someone finishes doing something.

Jonathan finished studying three years ago.
I've finished reading your book.

Be Careful!
Don't say that someone 'finishes to do' something.

finish


Past participle: finished
Gerund: finishing

Imperative
finish
finish
Present
I finish
you finish
he/she/it finishes
we finish
you finish
they finish
Preterite
I finished
you finished
he/she/it finished
we finished
you finished
they finished
Present Continuous
I am finishing
you are finishing
he/she/it is finishing
we are finishing
you are finishing
they are finishing
Present Perfect
I have finished
you have finished
he/she/it has finished
we have finished
you have finished
they have finished
Past Continuous
I was finishing
you were finishing
he/she/it was finishing
we were finishing
you were finishing
they were finishing
Past Perfect
I had finished
you had finished
he/she/it had finished
we had finished
you had finished
they had finished
Future
I will finish
you will finish
he/she/it will finish
we will finish
you will finish
they will finish
Future Perfect
I will have finished
you will have finished
he/she/it will have finished
we will have finished
you will have finished
they will have finished
Future Continuous
I will be finishing
you will be finishing
he/she/it will be finishing
we will be finishing
you will be finishing
they will be finishing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been finishing
you have been finishing
he/she/it has been finishing
we have been finishing
you have been finishing
they have been finishing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been finishing
you will have been finishing
he/she/it will have been finishing
we will have been finishing
you will have been finishing
they will have been finishing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been finishing
you had been finishing
he/she/it had been finishing
we had been finishing
you had been finishing
they had been finishing
Conditional
I would finish
you would finish
he/she/it would finish
we would finish
you would finish
they would finish
Past Conditional
I would have finished
you would have finished
he/she/it would have finished
we would have finished
you would have finished
they would have finished
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.finish - a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance)finish - 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"
decorativeness - an appearance that serves to decorate and make something more attractive
glaze - a coating for ceramics, metal, etc.
shoeshine - a shiny finish put on shoes with polish and buffing; "his trousers had a sharp crease and you could see your reflection in his shoeshine"
2.finish - the temporal endfinish - 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"
end, ending - the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the year"; "the ending of warranty period"
3.finish - 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"--Joseph Conrad
flawlessness, ne plus ultra, perfection - the state of being without a flaw or defect
4.finish - the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)finish - the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey); "a crowd assembled at the finish"; "he was nearly exhausted as their destination came into view"
end, terminal - either extremity of something that has length; "the end of the pier"; "she knotted the end of the thread"; "they rode to the end of the line"; "the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix"
finish line, finishing line - a line indicating the location of the finish of a race
5.finish - 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"
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent - an event that happens
standoff, draw, tie - the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided; "the game ended in a draw"; "their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie"
photo finish - in general, any very close finish; in particular, a finish of a race in which the contestants are so close together that the winner must be determined from a photograph taken at the instant of finishing
runner-up finish, second-place finish - a finish in second place (as in a race)
third-place finish - a finish in third place (as in a race)
6.finish - 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"
downfall, ruination, ruin - failure that results in a loss of position or reputation
7.finish - 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"
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent - an event that happens
final stage, end, last - the concluding parts of an event or occurrence; "the end was exciting"; "I had to miss the last of the movie"
final result, outcome, resultant, termination, result - something that results; "he listened for the results on the radio"
foregone conclusion, matter of course - an inevitable ending
demolition, wipeout, destruction - an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something
omega, Z - the ending of a series or sequence; "the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end"--Revelation
stop, halt - the event of something ending; "it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"
triumph, victory - a successful ending of a struggle or contest; "a narrow victory"; "the general always gets credit for his army's victory"; "clinched a victory"; "convincing victory"; "the agreement was a triumph for common sense"
defeat, licking - an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest; "it was a narrow defeat"; "the army's only defeat"; "they suffered a convincing licking"
8.finish - (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"
gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, taste, taste perception, taste sensation - the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus; "the candy left him with a bad taste"; "the melon had a delicious taste"
tasting - a small amount (especially of food or wine)
9.finish - the act of finishing; "his best finish in a major tournament was third"; "the speaker's finishing was greeted with applause"
closing curtain, finis, close, finale - the concluding part of any performance
mop up, windup, completion, culmination, closing - a concluding action
commencement, start, beginning - the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
Verb1.finish - 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"
close - finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead; "The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning"
terminate, end - bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I"
top off, top - finish up or conclude; "They topped off their dinner with a cognac"; "top the evening with champagne"
finish off, finish up, get through, polish off, wrap up, clear up, mop up - finish a task completely; "I finally got through this homework assignment"
see through - remain with until completion; "I must see the job through"
finish out, round out - fill out; "These studies round out the results of many years of research"
follow out, follow up, put through, carry out, follow through, implement, go through - pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue; "Did he go through with the treatment?"; "He implemented a new economic plan"; "She followed up his recommendations with a written proposal"
accomplish, carry out, carry through, fulfil, fulfill, action, execute - put in effect; "carry out a task"; "execute the decision of the people"; "He actioned the operation"
2.finish - finally be or do something; "He ended up marrying his high school sweetheart"; "he wound up being unemployed and living at home again"
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
3.finish - 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"
pass away - go out of existence; "She hoped that the problem would eventually pass away"
lapse - end, at least for a long time; "The correspondence lapsed"
cut out - cease operating; "The pump suddenly cut out"
go out - become extinguished; "The lights suddenly went out and we were in the dark"
adjourn, recess, break up - close at the end of a session; "The court adjourned"
disappear, vanish - cease to exist; "An entire civilization vanished"
climax, culminate - end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage; "The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace"
run out - become used up; be exhausted; "Our supplies finally ran out"
run low, run short, go - to be spent or finished; "The money had gone after a few days"; "Gas is running low at the gas stations in the Midwest"
disappear, vanish, go away - become invisible or unnoticeable; "The effect vanished when day broke"
conclude, close - come to a close; "The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin"
come out, turn out - result or end; "How will the game turn out?"
discontinue - come to or be at an end; "the support from our sponsoring agency will discontinue after March 31"
break - come to an end; "The heat wave finally broke yesterday"
4.finish - provide with a finish; "The carpenter finished the table beautifully"; "this shirt is not finished properly"
coat, surface - put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; "coat the cake with chocolate"
dress - put a finish on; "dress the surface smooth"
broom - finish with a broom
5.finish - finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table; "She polished off the remaining potatoes"
eat - take in solid food; "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?"
tuck away, tuck in, put away - eat up; usually refers to a considerable quantity of food; "My son tucked in a whole pizza"
6.finish - cause to finish a relationship with somebody; "That finished me with Mary"
terminate, end - bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I"

finish

verb
1. stop, close, complete, achieve, conclude, cease, accomplish, execute, discharge, culminate, wrap up (informal), terminate, round off, bring to a close or conclusion He was cheered when he finished his speech.
stop start, begin, create, undertake, embark on, commence, instigate
2. get done, complete, put the finishing touch(es) to, finalize, do, deal with, settle, conclude, fulfil, carry through, get out of the way, make short work of They've been working to finish a report this week.
3. end, stop, conclude, wind up, terminate The teaching day finished at around 4pm.
4. leave, complete, quit, drop out of, pack in (informal) He had finished school and was waiting to go to university.
5. consume, dispose of, devour, polish off, drink, eat, neck (slang), drain, get through, dispatch, hoover (informal), deplete He finished his dinner and left.
6. use up, use, spend, empty, exhaust, expend Once you have finished all 21 pills, stop for seven days.
7. coat, polish, stain, texture, wax, varnish, gild, veneer, lacquer, smooth off, face The bowl is finished in a pearlised lustre.
8. (usually with off) destroy, defeat, overcome, bring down, best, worst, ruin, get rid of, dispose of, rout, put an end to, overpower, annihilate, put paid to, move in for the kill, drive to the wall, administer or give the coup de grâce I played well but I didn't finish him off.
9. (usually with off) kill, murder, destroy, do in (slang), take out (slang), massacre, butcher, slaughter, dispatch, slay, eradicate, do away with, blow away (slang, chiefly U.S.), knock off (slang), annihilate, exterminate, take (someone's) life, bump off (slang) She finished him off with an axe.
noun
2. surface, appearance, polish, shine, grain, texture, glaze, veneer, lacquer, lustre, smoothness, patina The finish of the woodwork was excellent.
Quotations
"To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul, to give it its final blow ... the coup de grâce for the painter as well as for the picture" [Pablo Picasso]

finish

verb
1. To complete a race or competition in a specified position:
2. To bring or come to a natural or proper end:
4. To cause the death of.Also used with off:
Slang: waste, zap.
5. To take the life of (a person or persons) unlawfully.Also used with off:
Informal: put away.
6. To cause the complete ruin or wreckage of:
Slang: total.
noun
Translations
أنهىالجُزء الأخيراللمسَه الأخيره من العَمَلفرغنِهَايَة
fitameta
skončitúpravadodělatdojístdokončit
afslutningfinishsluttefuldføreopløb
loppumaalipintakäsittelyviimeistellälopettaa
završitizavršnica
hajrájó kidolgozás
finfinirterminartermination
endaspretturklára, ljúka viîljúka, endalokaáferî; gljái, glans
終える終わり
...을 끝내다
apdailafinišaspabaigtaspasibaigtiužbaigti gyvenimą
apēstbeigasbeigtbeigtiesfinišs
dopiťfiniš
ciljkončatizaključek
avslutaslutspurt
เสร็จสิ้นตอนจบ
bit mekbitirmekbitişbitmekcilâ
kết thúcphần kết thúc

finish

[ˈfɪnɪʃ]
A. N
1. (= end) → final m
to be in at the finishpresenciar el final
a fight to the finishuna lucha a muerte
to fight to the finishluchar a muerte
from start to finishde principio a fin
2. (Sport) [of race] → final m
it's going to be a close finishva a ser un final reñido
the replays showed a close finishla repetición mostraba que habían cruzado la meta casi a la vez
3. (= appearance) → acabado m
a table with an oak finishuna mesa con un acabado en roble
gloss(y) finishacabado m brillo
matt finishacabado m mate
a surface with a rough/smooth finishuna superficie sin pulir/pulida
4. (= refinement) → refinamiento m
she's a beautiful model, but she lacks finishes una modelo bella, pero le falta refinamiento
B. VT
1. (= complete) → terminar, acabar
I've nearly finished the ironingcasi he terminado or acabado de planchar
what time do you finish work?¿a qué hora terminas el trabajo?
I'll be finishing my course next yeartermino or acabo el curso el año que viene
to finish doing sthterminar or acabar de hacer algo
as soon as he finished eating, he excused himselfen cuanto terminó or acabó de comer, se excusó
2. (= use up, consume) [+ food, resources] → terminar, acabar
finish your souptermínate la sopa, acábate la sopa
if you finish the milk, let me knowsi terminas (toda) la leche, dímelo
3. (= round off) → rematar
finish the dish with a sprinkling of parsleyremate el plato espolvoreándolo con perejil
we finished the afternoon with tea at the Ritzrematamos la tarde tomandoen el Ritz
4. (= defeat, destroy) → acabar con
that last kilometre nearly finished meel kilómetro final casi acabó conmigo
5. (= apply surface to) finish the wood with wax or varnishdele un acabado final a la madera con cera o barniz
C. VI
1. (= come to an end) → terminar, acabar
the party was finishingla fiesta se estaba terminando or acabando
have you quite finished?¿has acabado ya?; (= can I speak now?) → ¿puedo hablar ya?
she finished by saying thatterminó or acabó diciendo que ...
I've finished with the paperhe acabado el periódico, he terminado con el periódico
come back, I haven't finished with you yet!¡vuelve, que todavía no he terminado or acabado contigo!
2. (Sport) (= end race) → terminar, acabar
she finished first/lastterminó or acabó en primer lugar/en último lugar
3. (= end association) → romper, terminar (with con) she's finished with himha roto or terminado con él
4. (Fin) our shares finished at $70al cierre de la Bolsa, nuestras acciones se cotizaban a 70 dólares
D. CPD finish line N (US) = finishing line
finish off
A. VT + ADV
1. (= conclude) → terminar
2. (= use up, consume) → terminar(se), acabar(se)
he finished off the bottle in one swallowse terminó or se acabó la botella de un trago
3. (= exhaust) → dejar destrozado, dejar hecho polvo
4. (= kill) [+ victim] → acabar con, liquidar; [+ wounded person/animal] → rematar; (= defeat) [+ opponent] → derrotar, vencer
B. VI + ADV (= end) → terminar, concluir (frm)
I'd like to finish off by proposing a toastquisiera terminar or (frm) concluir proponiendo un brindis
let's finish off nowterminemos ahora
finish up
A. VT + ADV (= use up, consume) [+ food, leftovers] → terminarse, acabarse
finish up your drinks now pleasetermínense lo que estén bebiendo ahora, por favor
B. VI + ADV (= end up) → terminar, acabar
he finished up in Paristerminó or acabó en París
he'll probably finish up in jailprobablemente termine or acabe en la cárcel

finish

[ˈfɪnɪʃ]
n
(= end) → fin f
a fight to the finish → une lutte à mort
[race] → arrivée f
We saw the finish of the London Marathon → Nous avons vu l'arrivée du marathon de Londres.
a close finish → une arrivée très serrée
[surface] → finition f
vt
[+ task, book, picture] → finir, terminer; [+ meal, drink] → finir
I've finished the book → J'ai terminé ce livre.
to finish doing sth → finir de faire qch
to finish work → finir de travailler
vi
[person] → finir, terminer
I've finished! → J'ai fini!
to finish third [competitor, runner] → finir troisième, faire troisième
[book, film] → finir; [day, course, term] → se terminer; [session] → s'achever
The film has finished → Le film est fini.
finish off
vt sep
(= complete) → finir, terminer
to be finished off [dish, garment, creation] → être fini(e)
[+ meal, drink] → finir
(= kill) → achever
finish up
vi
(in place)finir
to finish up as sth (= eventually become) → finir qch
Maybe you too will finish up as Prime Minister → Peut-être que toi aussi tu finiras Premier Ministre.
vt sep
[+ meal, drink] → finir
[+ task] → terminer
finish with
vt fus [+ girlfriend, boyfriend] → quitter
She's finished with him → Elle l'a quitté.

finish

n
(= end)Schluss m, → Ende nt; (of race)Finish nt; (= finishing line)Ziel nt; they never gave up, right to the finishsie haben bis zum Schluss nicht aufgegeben; from start to finishvon Anfang bis Ende; he’s got a good finish (Sport) → er hat einen starken Endspurt; to be in at the finish (fig)beim Ende dabei sein; to fight to the finish (fig)bis zum letzten Augenblick kämpfen
(= perfection, of manners) → Schliff m; (of things)Verarbeitung f, → Ausfertigung f; they lack the finish of handmade onessie sind nicht so sorgfältig or sauber verarbeitet wie handgemachte; it has a poor finishdie Verarbeitung or Ausfertigung ist schlecht
(of industrial products)Finish nt; (= final coat of paint)Deckanstrich m; (of material)Appretur f; (of paper)Oberflächenfinish nt; (of pottery)Oberfläche f; (= ornamental work)Verzierung f; paper with a gloss/matt finishHochglanz-/Mattglanzpapier nt; paint with a gloss/matt finishFarbe fmit Hochglanzeffekt/mattem Glanz; highly polished to give it a good finishauf Hochglanz poliert
vt
beenden; education, courseabschließen; piece of work, businesserledigen, abschließen; (Comput: command) → fertigstellen; he’s finished the painting/jober ist mit dem Bild/der Arbeit fertig; to have finished doing somethingdamit fertig sein, etw zu tun; when I finish eating …wenn ich mit dem Essen fertig bin, …; I’ve finished ironingich bin mit dem Bügeln fertig; to finish writing/reading somethingetw zu Ende schreiben/lesen, etw fertig schreiben/lesen; let me finish eatinglass mich zu Ende essen, lass mich fertig essen; to have finished somethingetw fertig haben; task, coursemit etw fertig sein, etw beendet haben; when do you finish work?wann machen Sie Feierabend or Schluss?; I’m in a hurry to get this job finishedich möchte diese Sache so schnell wie möglich zu Ende bringen; she never lets him finish (what he’s saying)sie lässt ihn nie ausreden; Daddy, will you finish (telling) that story?Papa, erzählst du die Geschichte zu Ende or fertig?; can I have that book when you’ve finished it?kann ich das Buch haben, wenn du es ausgelesen hast?; give me time to finish my drinklass mich austrinken; finish what you’re doing and we’ll gomach fertig, was du angefangen hast, und dann gehen wir; the dollar finished the day up against the poundbei Börsenschluss war der Dollar gegenüber dem Pfund gestiegen
(= ruin)ruinieren; (= kill, inf: = exhaust) → kaputtmachen (inf), → den Rest geben (+dat) (inf); another strike could finish the firmnoch ein Streik könnte das Ende für die Firma bedeuten; that last mile nearly finished me (inf)diese letzte Meile hat mir beinahe den Rest gegeben (inf)
(= put finishing touches to)den letzten Schliff geben (+dat); piece of handiworkverarbeiten; (= give a surface treatment to) surface, industrial productfertig bearbeiten, ein Finish geben (+dat); (= paint)anstreichen; car etclackieren; to finish something with a coat of varnishetw zum Schluss (mit Firnis) lackieren; the paintwork isn’t very well finisheddie Malerarbeiten wurden nicht sehr gut ausgeführt; the metal is finished with a high-speed discdas Metall wird mit einer schnell rotierenden Scheibe poliert; the paper is finished on the glazing rollersdas Papier wird mit dem Kalander nachbearbeitet
vi
zu Ende or aus sein; (person: with task etc) → fertig sein; (= come to an end, finish work)aufhören; (piece of music, story etc)enden; when does the film finish?wann ist der Film aus?; my course finishes this weekmein Kurs geht diese Woche zu Ende; we’ll finish by singing a songwir wollen mit einem Lied schließen, zum Schluss singen wir ein Lied; I’ve finishedich bin fertig
(Sport) → das Ziel erreichen; to finish first/secondals erster/zweiter durchs Ziel gehen

finish

[ˈfɪnɪʃ]
1. n
a. (end) (esp Sport) → fine f (Sport) (line) → traguardo (Mountaineering) → uscita
to be in at the finish → essere presente alla fine
a fight to the finish → un combattimento all'ultimo sangue
b. (appearance) → finitura
2. vt (gen) → finire, terminare; (use up) → esaurire
to finish doing sth → finire di fare qc
that last mile nearly finished me (fam) → quell'ultimo miglio mi ha quasi distrutto
3. vi (session) → finire, terminare; (book, game) → finire, concludersi; (contract) → scadere (Mountaineering) → uscire
the party was finishing → la festa stava per finire
she finished by saying that ... → ha concluso dicendo che...
to finish first/second (Sport) → arrivare primo/a/secondo/a
I've finished with the paper → ho finito col giornale
he's finished with politics → ha chiuso con la politica
she's finished with him (broken relationship) → ha chiuso con lui
finish off vt + advfinire; (kill) → uccidere
finish up
1. vi + advfinire
he finished up in Paris → è finito a Parigi
it finished up as ... → ha finito col diventare...
2. vt + adv (food) → finire

finish

(ˈfiniʃ) verb
1. to bring or come to an end. She's finished her work; The music finished.
2. to use, eat, drink etc the last of. Have you finished your tea?
noun
1. the last touch (of paint, polish etc) that makes the work perfect. The wood has a beautiful finish.
2. the last part (of a race etc). It was a close finish.
ˈfinished adjective
1. ended. Her chances of success are finished.
2. (negative unfinished) done; completed. a finished product.
3. having been completely used, eaten etc. The food is finished – there's none left.
finish off
1. to complete. She finished off the job yesterday.
2. to use, eat etc the last of. We've finished off the cake.
3. to kill (a person). His last illness nearly finished him off.
finish up
1. to use, eat etc the last of; to finish. Finish up your meal as quickly as possible.
2. to end. It was no surprise to me when he finished up in jail; The car finished up in the dump.

finish

نِهَايَة, يُكْمِلُ dodělat, konec afslutning, slutte beenden, Ende τελειώνω, τέρμα acabar, final lopettaa, loppu arrivée, finir završiti, završnica finire, rifinitura 終える, 終わり ...을 끝내다, 끝 voltooien, voltooiing avslutning, avslutte koniec, skończyć terminar, término заканчивать, конец avsluta, slutspurt เสร็จสิ้น, ตอนจบ bitmek, son kết thúc, phần kết thúc 完成

finish

n. final, terminación;
v. acabar, terminar.

finish

vt terminar
References in classic literature ?
Act third was the castle hall, and here Hagar appeared, having come to free the lovers and finish Hugo.
In his own mind he planned to go to Paris and to finish his art education among the masters there, but that never turned out.
He missed it, fell back, and sat with his head sunk between his long legs, his antennae quivering, as if he were waiting for something to come and finish him.
She left them in heated argument, speculating about the conclusion of the tale which their mother promised to finish the following night.
If to this be added the fact that, in consequence of the ex parte application of the spur, one side of the mare appeared to journey faster than the other; and that the aggrieved flank was resolutely indicated by unremitted flourishes of a bushy tail, we finish the picture of both horse and man.
And then when the sun came and that awful pattern began to laugh at me, I declared I would finish it to-day!
After some further discussion, it was gravely settled that Kearney should furnish water brought from the Union Ditch, twenty miles away, at a cost of two hundred thousand dollars, to feed a memorial fountain erected by Mattingly, worth a hundred thousand dollars, as a crowning finish to public buildings contributed by Maryland Joe, to the extent of half a million more.
Pyncheon's message, the carpenter merely tarried to finish a small job, which he happened to have in hand, and then took his way towards the House of the Seven Gables.
Besides, there is no encouragement for ghosts in most of our villages, for they have scarcely had time to finish their first nap and turn themselves in their graves, before their surviving friends have travelled away from the neighborhood; so that when they turn out at night to walk their rounds, they have no acquaintance left to call upon.
We had left Miles indoors, on the red cushion of a deep window seat; he had wished to finish a book, and I had been glad to encourage a purpose so laudable in a young man whose only defect was an occasional excess of the restless.
Lucky now( sneezes) there's no knee-joint to make; that might puzzle a little; but a mere shinbone --why it's easy as making hop-poles; only I should like to put a good finish on.
Jerry touched his hat in return, gave the basin to Dolly, and was taking off my cloth, when the gentleman, hastening up, cried out, "No, no, finish your soup, my friend; I have not much time to spare, but I can wait till you have done, and set your little girl safe on the pavement.