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English definition of “finish sb/sth off”

finish sb/sth off

(KILL) informal phrasal verb with finish     /ˈfɪn.ɪʃ/ verb
to kill someone or something, especially if they have already been injured : A third heart attack finally finished off the old man.Murder and attempted murderKillingKillingMurder and attempted murder
(Definition of finish sb/sth off (KILL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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