Antonyms for finish

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : fin-ish
Phonetic Transcription : ˈfɪn ɪʃ

Definition of finish

Origin :
  • late 14c., "to bring to an end;" mid-15c., "to come to an end," from Old French finiss-, present participle stem of fenir (13c.) "stop, finish, come to an end, die," from Latin finire "to limit, set bounds, put an end to, come to an end," from finis "boundary, limit, border, end," of unknown origin, perhaps related to figere "to fasten, fix" (see fix). Meaning "to kill" is from 1755. Related: Finished; finishing. Finishing school is from 1836.
  • noun conclusion; completion
  • noun coating; perfecting
  • verb bring to a conclusion; get done
  • verb consume, use up
  • verb defeat; kill
  • verb put a coating on; perfect
Example sentences :
  • You can finish making up your mind on the way to Harlowe House.
  • Extract from : « Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus » by Jessie Graham Flower
  • It was the marshal calling to them that Andrew was gone and inviting them in to finish him.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • He would go in, he would overhaul Sally, and then finish the chase with a play of revolvers.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • But generally speaking, it does escape them, and lives to finish its task.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • If he looked ahead he would see what we idiomatically know as his "finish."
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • I'm not quite ready to go; I must finish my sections for Prof. Darmstetter.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • A quarter of a mile from the finish the horses raced into a swinging stride.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • Just finish that pass for me, and I will take care of the professor.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • He didn't toss it up, not a bit of it; ran as game as a pebble; he just tired at the finish.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • But fate had ordained that good King James should not finish his dinner in peace.
  • Extract from : « Biographical Stories » by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Synonyms for finish

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