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English definition of “finish”

finish

verb     /ˈfɪnɪʃ/
COMPLETE [I, T] A1 to complete something, or come to the end of an activity : When I finish my homework , can I watch TV? [+ doing sth] Have you finished reading that book yet ?Causing something to endComing to an end
END [I] A1 to end: The meeting should finish at five o'clock.Finished and overComing to an endCausing something to end
USE COMPLETELY [T] (also finish off) B1 to eat , drink , or use something completely : They finished their drinks and left the bar .Using and misusing
finish first/second, etc to be in the first/second, etc winning position at the end of a race or competition Scoring, winning and losing in sportWinning and defeatingLosing and being defeated
(Definition of finish verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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