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English definition of “finish sth off”

finish sth off

verb uk phrasal verb with finish   /ˈfɪn.ɪʃ/ us  

(COMPLETE)

B2 to complete the last part of something that you are doing: I want to finish off this essay before I go to bed.

(USE)

to eat, drink, or use the last part of something: We may as well finish off this pie - there's only a little bit left.
(Definition of finish sth off from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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