Meaning of “finish with sth” in the English Dictionary

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"finish with sth" in British English

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finish with sth

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

to stop using or needing something:

Have you finished with that magazine?

More examples

  • "Have you finished with the sticky tape?" "Yes. thanks - you can have it now."
  • Please put the scissors back in the drawer when you've finished with them.
  • If everyone has finished with the tomato sauce, I'll put it away.
  • Dad won't be finished with the car until late, so I'm afraid you can't borrow it tonight.
  • If you've finished with the gravy, could you pass it down this end of the table?

(Definition of “finish with sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)