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Noun

Singular
finish

Plural
es

finish (es)
  1. The end of anything.
  2. A protective coating given to wood or metal and other surfaces.
    The car's finish was so shiny and new.
  3. A score similar to a touchdown in the game of scuffleball, worth four points.
  4. (of textiles) The result of any process changing the physical or chemical properties of cloth.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to finish

Third person singular
finishes

Simple past
finished

Past participle
-

Present participle
finishing

to finish (third-person singular simple present finishes, present participle finishing, simple past and past participle finished)
  1. (transitive) To complete (something).
    Please finish your homework!
  2. (transitive) To apply a treatment to (a surface, etc).
    The furniture was finished in teak veneer.
  3. (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.
  4. (intransitive): To come to an end.
    The song has finished.

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Danish

Noun

finish c

  1. finish (protective coating)

Dutch

Noun

finish f

  1. finish, end

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