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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.

finishing

(ˈfɪnɪʃɪŋ)
n
(Soccer) football the act or skill of goal scoring: Brattbakk's finishing is deadly.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.finishing - a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance)finishing - 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.finishing - 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
Translations

finishing

[ˈfɪnɪʃɪŋ]
A. N
1. [of product] → acabado m
2. (esp Brit) (Ftbl) → capacidad f de remate
B. CPD finishing line N (Sport) → línea f de meta, meta f
finishing school N escuela privada para señoritas donde se les enseña a comportarse en la alta sociedad
finishing touch Ntoque m final
to put the finishing touches to sthdar los últimos toques a algo

finishing

n his finishing is excellent (Ftbl, Rugby, Hockey etc) → er ist ein ausgezeichneter Torschütze; (Cycling, Athletics) → er ist ein ausgezeichneter Sprinter

finishing

:
finishing industry
n (Tech) → verarbeitende Industrie, Veredelungsindustrie f
finishing line
nZiellinie f
finishing process
n (Tech) → Veredelungsverfahren nt
finishing school
n(Mädchen)pensionat nt
References in classic literature ?
This wall being described before, I purposely omit what was said in the journal; it is sufficient to observe, that I was no less time than from the 2nd of January to the 14th of April working, finishing, and perfecting this wall, though it was no more than about twenty-four yards in length, being a half-circle from one place in the rock to another place, about eight yards from it, the door of the cave being in the centre behind it.
So while the King was still sitting at table finishing his dinner news was brought to him that his orders had been obeyed to the letter.
After finishing her dinner she went to her room, having instructed the boy to tell any other callers that she was indisposed.
nonwoven nylon abrasive-impregnated wheels used for finishing and polishing.
The Physician's Finishing Touch today announced the grand opening of its Skin Rejuvenation Clinic and Wellness Spa.
After setting fast time in qualifying and finishing second in the race, Pursley said there's little chance he was going to enter this weekend's Southwest Series race at Colorado National Speedway.
But in nearly all cases with all molding and casting processes, some degree of cleaning and finishing is required to make a metal casting presentable for shipping to the customer.
Our acquisition today of Surface Finishes, with its demonstrated leadership in precision finishing of materials and surfaces with extremely demanding geometries, represents an important step in our pursuit of this strategy.
Thirkettle was right on his heels, though, finishing second.
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She ended up finishing seventh in the state finals as well, though she slipped back over 4:50 for both races the final weekend.
First place in the open mixed division went to the Twenty-six Two Team finishing in 3:48:04.