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.
I ought to direct all my efforts to European culture now, and keep Boston to finish off.
I rose, approached the sacristan, and told him that, since Monsignor was receiving callers, his lordship might just as well finish off my affair as well.
And all the while the silent and wolfish circle waited to finish off whichever dog went down.
March, who had a good deal of humor, resolved to finish off the trial in an appropriate manner, so she gave Hannah a holiday and let the girls enjoy the full effect of the play system.
Mind what you say, your worship, and still more what you do," said Sancho, "for I don't want any more fulling mills to finish off fulling and knocking our senses out.
And when, at last, in the pump-and-tub scene, Mrs Grudden lighted the blue fire, and all the unemployed members of the company came in, and tumbled down in various directions--not because that had anything to do with the plot, but in order to finish off with a tableau--the audience (who had by this time increased considerably) gave vent to such a shout of enthusiasm as had not been heard in those walls for many and many a day.
But he observed in apology, that it was a letter you never wanted hardly, and he thought it had only been there "to finish off th' alphabet, like, though ampusand (&) would ha' done as well, for what he could see.
I had nearly holed my cripple, to finish off that charming trip.