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"
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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.
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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)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007


(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.
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References in classic literature ?
'Just stay waiting here, I alone will soon finish off the giants.' Then he bounded into the forest and looked about right and left.
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.
Amonde and Mwavali also scored from rolling mauls to lead 23-0.Kasiti would finish off Bulls' scintillating phases with a try but it was all in vain.
Andrew Webster scored first, dotting down to finish off good pressure by Rockcliff, converted by Rhys Johnstone for 15-10.
It is a basic skill but we have also been talking about getting players who can finish off innings and he's shown that in what we can go off in Big Bash cricket, he is in great form," Langer added.
Alnwick then came more into the game and apart from a Paul Moralee try wide out, they had little to show for their efforts and a break by Alex Clarke saw second row Jack Davidson finish off and Guy add the extras.
Then before half time Town managed to finish off another two chances.
Abu Dhabi: Australian ace Daniel Ricciardo says he has double motivation to finish off with a win at the season-ending twilight Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit this weekend.
WALES manager Ryan Giggs aims to finish off his first year in charge with a morale-boosting victory in Albania tonight.
Dominant Qataris finish off the final in only 36 minutes Asian Games gold medallists Cherif Younousse and Ahmed Tijan grabbed another continental title yesterday by clinching the Asian Beach Volleyball crown in Satun, Thailand.
Austrian Dominic Thiem returned to Court 18 to finish off Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas and reach the French Open third round for the third consecutive year on Thursday.
We've addressed what we needed to do and that was realizing we needed to finish off games immediately and we shouldn't be complacent even if we go up by two sets.'