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finish

verb [I/T]  us   /ˈfɪn·ɪʃ/
to come to an end: [I] The meeting should finish at four o’clock. [T] If you’ll let me finish my sentence, I’ll explain it to you. To finish can also mean to complete something: [I] She didn’t win but she did finish second. [T] Have you finished that magazine? To finish can also mean to use completely: [T] We may as well finish the rest of this pasta.

finish

noun [C]  us   /ˈfɪn·ɪʃ/
the end of a race, or the last part of something: Both candidates are predicting a close finish in this election. A finish is the appearance of the surface of something or the last covering, as of paint, put onto it: a glossy finish
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