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English verb: polish off

1. polish off (change) finish a task completely

SamplesI finally got through this homework assignment.

Synonymsclear up, finish off, finish up, get through, mop up, wrap up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)complete, finish

Narrower (hyponym)cap off

2. polish off (social) kill intentionally and with premeditation

SamplesThe mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered.

Synonymsbump off, dispatch, hit, murder, off, remove, slay

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)kill

Narrower (hyponym)burke, execute

3. polish off (consumption) finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table

SamplesShe polished off the remaining potatoes.

ExamplesThey polish off more bread

Synonymseat up, finish

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)eat

Narrower (hyponym)put away, tuck away, tuck in

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