finish off

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Related to finish off: stick to, bumped into
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Verb1.finish off - finish a task completely; "I finally got through this homework assignment"
complete, 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"
cap off - finish or complete, as with some decisive action; "he capped off the meeting with a radical proposal"


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.
يأكل الجُزء الأخيريَقْتُليُنْهي، يُكْمِل
afsluttegøre det af med
gera út af viîklára, ljúka viîleggja lokahönd á; ganga frá
bitirmekhesabını görmeköldürmektamamlamakyiyip/içip bitirmek

w>finish off

(= come to end)aufhören, Schluss machen
to finish off with a glass of brandyzum (Ab)schluss ein Glas Weinbrand trinken; we finished off by singing …wir schlossen mit dem Lied …, wir sangen zum (Ab)schluss
vt sep
piece of workfertig machen; joberledigen; to finish off a paintingein Bild zu Ende malen; to finish off a lettereinen Brief zu Ende schreiben
food, mealaufessen; drinkaustrinken
(= kill) wounded animal, personden Gnadenstoß geben (+dat); (by shooting) → den Gnadenschuss geben (+dat)
(= do for) personden Rest geben (+dat), → erledigen (inf); the last mile just about finished me off (inf)die letzte Meile hat mich ziemlich geschafft (inf)or fertiggemacht (inf)


(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?
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.
References in classic literature ?
Just stay waiting here, I alone will soon finish off the giants.
It suffices that the bees should be enabled to stand at their proper relative distances from each other and from the walls of the last completed cells, and then, by striking imaginary spheres, they can build up a wall intermediate between two adjoining spheres; but, as far as I have seen, they never gnaw away and finish off the angles of a cell till a large part both of that cell and of the adjoining cells has been built.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines is 'delusional' for saying it will finish off or reduce the current strength of communist rebels in 2018, the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) said Friday.
He added:"We are in excellent form at home - our aim is to maintain that and we want to finish off the month of September well.
To finish off his outfit, the Liverpool John Moores marketing student teams them with brown shoes from next and black Topshop jeans.
We need to finish off the job and finish off the season on a high.
I'm enjoying it more at full-back, I'm getting a bit more space to run and finish off the tries.
The NCA should honour its commitments to finish off the constituent process, he added, insisting "we should respect the deadline of three weeks to finish off the constituent mission and the concomitance of the three processes.
Stour finish off their campaign against Bees on Saturday while Ionians have two matches to go, which, if they secure a pair of bonus-point victories, will take them up.
We've proved we can get into a position to finish off the teams in the Six Nations and I think a sneaky Grand Slam could be just what it takes to finish off one of the big three in the autumn.