Definition of Finish off

1. Verb. Finish a task completely. "I finally got through this homework assignment"

Exact synonyms: Clear Up, Finish Up, Get Through, Mop Up, Polish Off, Wrap Up
Generic synonyms: Complete, Finish
Specialized synonyms: Cap Off
Derivative terms: Mop Up



Definition of Finish off

1. Verb. To finish completely. ¹

2. Verb. To kill. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Finish Off

finifies
finifs
finify
finifying
finikin
finiking
fining
finings
finis
finises
finish
finish coat
finish line
finish lines
finish nail
finish off (current term)
finish out
finish up
finish with
finishable
finished
finished good
finished goods
finished off
finished product
finisher
finishers
finishes
finishes off
finishing

Literary usage of Finish off

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary by Edward Tregear (1891)
"... to follow; faka-mui, last, latest; to follow all the rest; muimui, to follow ; faka-muimui, to close up, to finish off; to bring up the rear ; (b. ..."

2. The Midland Naturalist: Journal of the Midland Union of Natural History edited by Edward W. Badger, William Jerome Harrison, William Hillhouse (1878)
"... to the centre of a glass slip, add a spot of Canada balsam, and immediately place a thin cover glass on, and when dry finish off according to taste. ..."

3. The Micrographic Dictionary: A Guide to the Examination and Investigation of by John William Griffith, Arthur Henfrey (1875)
"What i я wanted is to finish off the surface so as to be free from scratches and almost polished, with the hardest and the softest portions ground down to ..."

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