finish

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. end, terminate, complete, conclude; useup, polish off. —n. completion, conclusion; poise, polish; surface, patina. See elegance, exterior, texture.
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(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The end]
Syn. close, termination, ending; see end 2 .
2. [An applied surface]
Syn. shine, polish, burnish, glaze, surface, coating.
Finishes include: shellac, shellack, oil, turpentine, lacquer, size, stain, varnish, polish, wall paper, wash, whitewash, alabastine, calcimine, paint, casein paint, flat paint, cold-water paint, Bakelite enamel (trademark), tung-oil, enamel, gold leaf, aluminum paint, anticorrosion paint, wax, veneer, japan, cement, stucco, megilp, luster. v.
1. [To bring to an end]
Syn. complete, conclude, end, perfect; see achieve 1 , end 1 .
2. [To develop a surface]
Syn. polish, wax, stain; see decorate , spread 4 , varnish .
3. [*To cause the defeat or death of]
Syn. annihilate, worst, finish off, destroy; see defeat 2 , 3 , destroy 1 , kill 1 .
4. [To come to an end]
Syn. cease, close, end, terminate; see stop 2 .
5. [To consume entirely]
Syn. use up, dispatch, polish off*; see consume 2 , drink 1 , eat 1 .
See Synonym Study at end .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
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n.
1. ending close, closing, completion, finale, termination, windup, fulfillment, consummation, culmination, finis, death, *curtains, cap, climax.
2. coating surface, shine, polish, refinement, patina, veneer, varnish, luster.
3. refinement elegance, grace, polish, cultivation, sauvity, genteel-ness.
ANT.: 1. beginning, start, opening. 3. coarseness, roughness, crudity
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v.
1. complete end, close, finalize, stop, terminate, wind up, fulfill, consummate, culminate, die, cap off, *sew up loose ends.
2. deplete use up, exhaust, *knock off, consume, expend, dispose of, drain, dispatch.
ANT.: 1. start, begin, open. 2. refill, conserve, restock, replenish
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To complete a race or competition in a specified position: come in, place, run. See BE. 2. To bring or come to a natural or proper end: close, complete, conclude, consummate, end, terminate, wind up, wrap up. See START. 3. To use all of: consume, drain, draw down, eat up, exhaust, expend, play out, run through, spend, use up. Informal: polish off. See INCREASE. 4. To cause the death of. Also used with off: carry off, cut down, cut off, destroy, dispatch, kill1, slay. Slang: waste, zap. Idioms: put an end to, put to sleep. See HELP. 5. To take the life of (a person or persons) unlawfully. Also used with off: destroy, kill1, liquidate, murder, slay. Informal: put away. Slang: bump off, do in, knock off, off, rub out, waste, wipe out, zap. See HELP. 6. To cause the complete ruin or wreckage of: bankrupt, break down, cross up, demolish, destroy, ruin, shatter, sink, smash, spoil, torpedo, undo, wash up, wrack2, wreck. Slang: total. Idiom: put the kibosh on. See HELP. II noun 1. A concluding or terminating: cease, cessation, close, closing, closure, completion, conclusion, consummation, end, ending, end of the line, period, stop, stopping point, termination, terminus, wind-up, wrap-up. See CONTINUE. 2. The last part: close, conclusion, end, ending, finale, last1, termination, wind-up, wrap-up. See START.

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