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1finish/ˈfɪnɪʃ/verb
finishesfinishedfinishing
1finish
/ˈfɪnɪʃ/
verb
finishesfinishedfinishing
Learner's definition of FINISH  
: to reach the end of (something) : to stop doing (something) because it is completed
[+ object]
[no object]
— compare finished 1a
   b  : to be done with building or creating (something)
[+ object]
[no object]
— compare finished 1b
   c  : to cause something to end or stop : to reach the end of something
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] 
: to cause the ruin or failure of (someone or something)
— compare finished 2b
   b  : to kill (someone or something already wounded) — usually + off
   c  : to defeat or exhaust (someone) completely — usually + off
[+ object]  : to use, eat, or drink all that is left of (something)
: to end a race, competition, etc., in a specified position or manner
[no object]
[+ object]
[+ object]  : to put a final coat or surface on (something)

finishing touch

: one of the last things done to make something complete — usually plural

finish with

[phrasal verb]
finish with (something)  : to have no further need for (something) : to stop using (something)
finish with (someone)  : to stop being involved with (someone) : to end a romantic relationship with (someone)
— compare finished 2a
finish with (someone or something)  : to stop dealing with, working on, or punishing (someone or something)
— see also finished
2finish/ˈfɪnɪʃ/noun
pluralfinishes
2finish
/ˈfɪnɪʃ/
noun
pluralfinishes
Learner's definition of FINISH  
[singular]  : the last part of something : end conclusion
— see also photo finish
[count]  : the final coating on a surface or the appearance produced by such a coating

— finisher

noun,pluralfinishers[count]
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