US: /ˈfɪnɪʃ/

English Vietnamese dictionary

finish /'finiʃ/
  • danh từ
    • sự kết thúc, sự kết liễu; phần cuối, phần kết thúc, đoạn kết thúc
      • to fight to a finish: đánh đến cùng
      • to be in at the finish: (săn) có mặt lúc hạ con cáo; có mặt lúc kết thúc
      • the finish of the race: đoạn cuối của cuộc đua; đích của cuộc đua
    • sự sang sửa, cuối cùng, sự hoàn thiện
    • tích chất kỹ, tính chất trau chuốt
    • ngoại động từ
      • hoàn thành, kết thúc, làm xong
        • to finish one's work: làm xong công việc
      • dùng hết, ăn (uống) hết, ăn (uống) sạch
      • sang sửa lần cuối cùng
      • hoàn chỉnh sự giáo dục của (ai)
      • (thông tục) giết chết, cho đi đời
      • (thông tục) làm mệt nhoài
      • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (thông tục) làm cho không còn giá trị gì nữa
      • to finish off
        • hoàn thành, kết thúc, làm xong
      • giết chết, kết liễu
      • to finish up
        • hoàn thành, kết thúc, làm xong ((như) to finish off)
      • dùng hết, ăn hết sạch; ăn nốt cho hết
      • to finish with
        • hoàn thành, kết thúc, làm xong ((như) to finish off)
      • chấm dứt mọi quan hệ với; thờ ơ với

    Advanced English dictionary

    verb, noun
    + verb
    1 to stop doing sth or making sth because it is complete: [VN] Haven't you finished your homework yet? + She finished law school last year. + I'll just finish the chapter then I'll come. + a beautifully finished piece of furniture + He put the finishing touches to his painting (= did the things that made it complete). + [V -ing] Be quiet! He hasn't finished speaking. + [V] I thought you'd never finish! [also V speech]
    2 to come to an end; to bring sth to an end: [V] The play finished at 10.30. + The symphony finishes with a flourish. + [VN] A cup of coffee finished the meal perfectly.
    3 [VN] ~ sth (off / up) to eat, drink or use what remains of sth: He finished off his drink with one large gulp. + We might as well finish up the cake-there isn't much left.
    4 to be in a particular state or position at the end of a race or a competition: [V-ADJ] She was delighted to finish second. + The dollar finished the day slightly down. + [V] He finished 12 seconds outside the world record.
    5 [VN] ~ sb (off) (informal) to make sb so tired or impatient that they cannot do any more: Climbing that hill really finished me off. + A lecture from my parents now would just finish me.
    Phrasal Verbs: finish sb/sth<->off (informal) to destroy sb/sth, especially sb/sth that is badly injured or damaged: The hunter moved in to finish the animal off.
    finish sth<->off to do the last part of sth; to make sth end by doing one last thing: I need about an hour to finish off this report. + They finished off the show with one of their most famous songs.
    finish up ... (BrE) to be in a particular state or at a particular place after a series of events: [+ADJ] If you're not careful, you could finish up seriously ill.
    finish with sb
    1 (BrE) to end a relationship with sb: She finished with her boyfriend last week.
    2 to stop dealing with a person: He'll regret he ever said it once I've finished with him.
    finish with sth
    1 to no longer need to use sth: When you've finished with the book, can I see it?
    2 (BrE, informal) to stop doing sth: I've finished with gambling.
    finish (up) with sth to have sth at the end: We had a five-course lunch and finished up with coffee and mints. + To finish with, we'll listen to a few songs.
    + noun
    1 [C, usually sing.] the last part or the end of sth: a dramatic finish to the race + It was a close finish, as they had predicted. + They won in the end but it was a tight finish. + The story was a lie from start to finish. + I want to see the job through to the finish.
    See also - PHOTO FINISH
    2 [C, U] the last covering of paint, polish, etc. that is put onto the surface of sth; the condition of the surface: to apply extra coats of finish + a gloss / matt finish + furniture available in a range of finishes
    3 [C, U] the final details that are added to sth to make it complete: The bows will give a feminine finish to the curtains.
    Idioms see FIGHT v.

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 stop, conclude, end, cease:
    When you have finished eating, please clear the table.
    2 complete, accomplish, perfect, achieve, carry out, fulfil, consummate, clinch, write 'finis' to, Colloq wrap up:
    We finished the work on time.
    3 Sometimes, finish off. dispose of, dispatch or despatch, exhaust, consume, eat or drink (up), use (up), devour, drain, Colloq polish off:
    We finished the last of the beer last night.
    4 Sometimes, finish off. kill, exterminate, annihilate, destroy, get rid of, dispose of, dispatch or despatch, put an end to, administer or deliver or give the coup de grâce, bring down, overcome, beat, defeat, conquer, best, worst, Colloq polish off, terminate, Slang bump off, rub out, US waste, ice:
    The cavalry finished off the last of the enemy. The contender was finished in the third round.
    5 Sometimes, finish up. conclude, close, terminate, wind up, end, culminate:
    He goes straight home when he finishes work. When will you finish?
    6 Sometimes, finish up. end up, settle:
    Where did you finish up after the party?
    7 Sometimes, finish off. perfect, put the final touches on, polish, put a finish on:
    He finishes fine furniture for a living.
    8 finish with. release, let go, have or be done with, let loose, set free:
    I'll finish with you later, young man!
    9 conclusion, termination, end, close, closing, completion, culmination, ending, finale, Colloq winding up, US wind-up:
    Tomorrow is the finish of the hunting season.
    10 death, killing, annihilation, extermination, downfall, destruction, defeat:
    A major catastrophe spelt the finish of the dinosaurs.
    11 polish, surface, texture:
    Just feel the finish on this gunstock!

    Collocation dictionary

    1 last part/end of sth


    exciting, good, great, thrilling, tremendous
    His best finish was 11th in the Hungarian Grand Prix.
    | perfect
    It was the perfect finish to a wonderful day.
    | sprint, storming, strong
    The runners came round the bend for a sprint finish in the home straight.
    | close, dramatic, nail-biting, photo, tight
    It was a photo finish, with three horses neck and neck at the finishing line.


    The rules of the game were changed to provide a more exciting finish for the television audience.
    | be in at
    Her car suffered from gearbox trouble, but she was still in at the finish.




    at the ~
    Several runners needed medical attention at the finish.
    | to a/the ~
    They fought bravely right to the finish.
    | ~ to
    a dramatic finish to the match


    from start to finish
    He was in the lead from start to finish.

    2 look/feel of sth


    good, neat, professional | perfect | attractive | decorative | fine, smooth | textured | natural | paint/painted | eggshell, gloss/glossy, matt, satin, shiny | brass, metallic, wood
    a guitar with a natural wood finish
    | surface | floor, wall, etc.
    The wall and floor finishes are all of the the highest standard.


    This paint has a gloss finish.
    | achieve, get, obtain
    With our new tool for putting up wallpaper you can get a perfect finish every time.
    | create, give (sth), produce, provide
    This trim really does give the garment a professional finish.
    | match
    The steel roof has been coloured to match the finish of the original wrought iron.
    | apply
    Make sure the surface is clean and smooth before the finish is applied.


    to a ~
    Sand the wood to a fine finish using steel wool.
    | with a ~
    a door handle with a brass finish
    | ~ on
    How did you achieve that finish on the wood?


    almost, nearly | just
    She had just finished dressing when the telephone rang.
    | soon | eventually, finally | off
    He finished off by welcoming new arrivals to the school.


    let sb
    Let me just finish what I'm doing.


    He finished by telling us about his trip to Spain.
    | with
    The evening finished with a few songs. Have you finished with the vacuum cleaner yet? I need it.

    Concise English dictionary

    +a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance)
    +designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race)
    +the act of finishing
    +the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)
    +the temporal end; the concluding time
    +(wine tasting) the taste of a wine on the back of the tongue (as it is swallowed)
    +event whose occurrence ends something
    +the downfall of someone (as of persons on one side of a conflict)
    +a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality
    +come or bring to a finish or an end
    +finally be or do something
    +have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
    +provide with a finish
    +finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table
    +cause to finish a relationship with somebody