Definition of Finish up

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

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

2. Verb. Finally be or do something. "He wound up being unemployed and living at home again"
Exact synonyms: End Up, Fetch Up, Finish, Land Up, Wind Up
Generic synonyms: Act, Move
Derivative terms: Windup

Definition of Finish up

1. Verb. (intransitive) To complete the last details of a task. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To complete the final details of. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Finish Up

finish coat
finish line
finish lines
finish nail
finish off
finish out
finish up (current term)
finish with
finished good
finished goods
finished off
finished product
finishes off
finishing bur

Literary usage of Finish up

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

1. Trukese-English Dictionary =: Pwpwuken Tettenin Fóós, Chuuk-Ingenes by Ward Hunt Goodenough, Hiroshi Sugita (1980)
"finish up, use up, get (something) finished. ... obliterate, wipe out, finish off. orosa (vo.): finish up, use up, cause to finish, complete, ..."

2. The Prince and His Ants: (Ciondolino) by Luigi Bertelli (1910)
"... BEGIN CROSSING A LAKE IN A BOAT AND finish up ON HORSEBACK. "This is surely a steamboat," gasped Gigino, finding himself carried along at such a rate. ..."

3. Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal (1849)
"The contrary practice resembles that of a painter who should finish up his distances very elaborately and neglect his foregrounds. ..."

4. Framing: A Practical Manual of Approved Up-to-date Methods of House Framing by William A. Radford (1917)
"The sketch shows that 7 inches is the least width of casing that will do; and this would leave the inside casing to finish up only about Sy2 inches in width ..."

5. The Sunday at Home by Religious Tract Society (Great Britain), Religious Tract Society (1895)
"Casting his gaze in every direction but one, Thomas would finish up with a long look at the ceiling. It was imperative that he should look at the ceiling. ..."

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