finish sb/sth off Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “finish sb/sth off” in the English Dictionary

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finish sb/sth off

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

finish sb/sth off (KILL)

informal to ​kill someone or something, ​especially if they have already been ​injured: A third ​heartattackfinallyfinished off the ​old man.

finish sb/sth off (DEFEAT)

to ​defeat a ​person or ​team that you are ​competing against in a ​sportsevent: He could ​spar well enough but he couldn't ​seem to ​finish off his ​opponents.
(Definition of finish sb/sth off from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “finish sb/sth off”
in Chinese (Simplified) 杀死, 杀死,毁灭,干掉(尤指已受伤者)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 殺死, 殺死,毀滅,幹掉(尤指已受傷者)…
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