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finish (n):
the act of finishing
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his best finish in a major tournament was third.
the speaker's finishing was greeted with applause

Related Words: ing
finish (n):
a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance)
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the boat had a metallic finish.
he applied a coat of a clear finish.
when the finish is too thin it is difficult to apply evenly

Related Words: coatinging
finish (n):
(wine tasting) the taste of a wine on the back of the tongue (as it is swallowed)
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the wine has a nutty flavor and a pleasant finish
finish (n):
event whose occurrence ends something
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his death marked the ending of an era.
when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show

Related Words: ending
finish (n):
the downfall of someone (as of persons on one side of a conflict)
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booze will be the finish of him.
it was a fight to the finish
finish (n):
designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race)
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excitement grew as the finish neared.
my horse was several lengths behind at the finish.
the winner is the team with the most points at the finish
finish (n):
the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)
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a crowd assembled at the finish.
he was nearly exhausted as their destination came into view

Related Word: destination
finish (n):
a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality
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they performed with great polish.
I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose.
almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art

Related Words: cultivationpolishrefinement
finish (n):
the temporal end; the concluding time
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the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell.
the market was up at the finish.
they were playing better at the close of the season

Related Words: close
finish (v):
cause to finish a relationship with somebody
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That finished me with Mary
finish (v):
finally be or do something
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He ended up marrying his high school sweetheart.
he wound up being unemployed and living at home again

Related Word: wind up
finish (v):
come or bring to a finish or an end
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He finished the dishes.
She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree.
The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours

Related Words: complete
finish (v):
finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table
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She polished off the remaining potatoes
finish (v):
provide with a finish
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The carpenter finished the table beautifully.
this shirt is not finished properly
finish (v):
have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
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the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed.
Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other.
My property ends by the bushes.
The symphony ends in a pianissimo

Related Words: endterminate
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same old same old

Aynı tas aynı hamam.
used to say that a situation or someone's behaviour remains the same, especially when it is boring or annoying.


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