- finish off
- phrasal verb
Word forms "finish off":
present tense I/you/we/they finish off he/she/it finishes off present participle finishing off past tense finished off past participle finished off1) [intransitive/transitive]same as finish I, 1)
They hired a smaller company to finish off the job.
I just need to finish off a few things first.2) [transitive]same as finish I, 2)
Do you want to finish off these sandwiches?3) [transitive] informal to kill someone
It was the drink that really finished him off.4) [transitive] informal to make someone feel extremely tired
That walk round the lake just about finished me off!
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finish off — index cap, extinguish Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
finish off — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you finish off something that you have been eating or drinking, you eat or drink the last part of it with the result that there is none left. [V P n (not pron)] Kelly finished off his coffee... [V n P] He took the bottle from… … English dictionary
finish off — finish (someone/something) off to destroy or completely defeat someone or something. Lack of water finished off the agricultural communities in the valley. He insisted that the disease was not going to finish him off … New idioms dictionary
finish off — verb finish a task completely I finally got through this homework assignment • Syn: ↑get through, ↑wrap up, ↑mop up, ↑polish off, ↑clear up, ↑finish up • Derivationally related forms: ↑ … Useful english dictionary
finish off — verb a) To finish completely I was hungry, so I finished off the last of the cakes. b) To kill. It was the blow to the head that finished him off, not the bullet wound … Wiktionary
finish off — 1) the executioners finished them off Syn: kill, take/end the life of, execute, terminate, exterminate, liquidate, get rid of; informal wipe out, do in, bump off, take out, dispose of, do away with, ice, rub out, waste 2) … Thesaurus of popular words
finish off — I. eat the remaining amount, eat the last piece The kids finished off the cake when they got home. II. kill, strike the final blow The spider finished off the fly and began to eat it … English idioms
finish off — complete; use up, consume; kill, defeat … English contemporary dictionary
finish — [fin′ish] vt. [ME finishen < extended stem of OFr finir < L finire, to end < finis, an end, limit, orig., boundary (post), something fixed in the ground < IE base * dhīgw , to stick in > DIKE1, L figere, FIX] 1. a) to bring to an… … English World dictionary
finish — ► VERB 1) bring or come to an end. 2) consume or get through the whole or the remainder of (food or drink). 3) (finish with) have nothing more to do with. 4) reach the end of a race or other sporting competition. 5) (finish up) chiefly Brit. end… … English terms dictionary