Meaning of “finish” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb uk us /ˈfɪnɪʃ/

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?
END [ I ]

A1 to end:

The meeting should finish at five o'clock.
USE COMPLETELY [ T ] (also finish off)

B1 to eat, drink, or use something completely:

They finished their drinks and left the bar.
finish first/second, etc

to be in the first/second, etc winning position at the end of a race or competition

(Definition of “finish verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)