Finishing
Finish Fin"ish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Finished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Finishing}.] [F. finir (with a stem finiss- in several forms, whence E. -ish: see -ish.),fr. L. finire to limit, finish, end, fr. finis boundary, limit, end; perh. for fidnis, and akin findere to cleave, E. fissure.] 1. To arrive at the end of; to bring to an end; to put an end to; to make an end of; to terminate. [1913 Webster]

And heroically hath finished A life heroic. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To bestow the last required labor upon; to complete; to bestow the utmost possible labor upon; to perfect; to accomplish; to polish.

Syn: To end; terminate; close; conclude; complete; accomplish; perfect. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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