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UK [ˈfɪnɪʃt] / US adjective
1) something that is finished has been completed

We can move in as soon as building work is finished.

None of the paintings looked finished to me.

the finished product/goods:

It will be nice to see the finished product after all these months of work.

2) [never before noun] if you are finished, you have completed the job that you were doing

I'll be finished in a minute.

3) [never before noun] informal if you are finished, you are no longer able to continue doing something, for example because you do not have any money or because people no longer trust you

Once the scandal breaks, he'll be finished as a politician.


English dictionary. 2014.

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