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finished

adjective uk   /ˈfɪn.ɪʃt/ us  

finished adjective (COMPLETED)

completed, final or completely used : How much does the finished product cost? UK The rebels' ammunition is almost finished and it is only a matter of time before they surrender.

finished adjective (OF A PERSON)

[after verb] having completed a particular task, or stopped using something: When do you expect to be finished? Are you finished with that drill?

finished adjective (NOT ABLE TO CONTINUE)

[after verb] not able to continue, after a failure of some kind: This financial crisis means that the government's economic policy is finished.
Translations of “finished”
in Chinese (Traditional) 完成的, 結束的, 最後的…
in Russian готовый, конечный…
in Turkish bitmiş, tamamlanmış…
in Chinese (Simplified) 完成的, 结束的…
in Polish gotowy…
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