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- The end of anything.
- A protective coating given to wood or metal and other surfaces.
- The car's finish was so shiny and new.
- A score similar to a touchdown in the game of scuffleball, worth four points.
- (of textiles) The result of any process changing the physical or chemical properties of cloth.
Third person singular
- (transitive) To complete (something).
- Please finish your homework!
- (transitive) To apply a treatment to (a surface, etc).
- The furniture was finished in teak veneer.
- (transitive) To change an animal's food supply in the months before it is due for slaughter, with the intention of fattening the animal.
- Due to BSE, cows in the United Kingdom must be finished and slaughtered before 30 months of age.
- (intransitive): To come to an end.
- The song has finished.
- (transitive, to complete): This is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (the -ing form). See Appendix:English catenative verbs
- finish (protective coating)
- finish, end
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