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Engelsk substantiv: finish

1. finish (om egenskap) a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance)


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe boat had a metallic finish.
He applied a coat of a clear finish.
When the finish is too thin it is difficult to apply evenly.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)coating, finishing


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkdecorativeness


Mere spesifikke uttrykkglaze, shoeshine

2. finish (om tid) the temporal end; the concluding time


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell.
The market was up at the finish.
They were playing better at the close of the season.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)close, conclusion, finale, finis, last, stopping point


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkend, ending

3. finish (om tilstand) a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThey performed with great polish.
I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose.
Almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)cultivation, culture, polish, refinement


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkflawlessness, ne plus ultra, perfection

4. finish (om sted) the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningA crowd assembled at the finish.
He was nearly exhausted as their destination came into view.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)destination, goal


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkend, terminal


Mere spesifikke uttrykkfinish line, finishing line

5. finish (om begivenhet) designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race)


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningExcitement grew as the finish neared.
My horse was several lengths behind at the finish.
The winner is the team with the most points at the finish.


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkhappening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent


Mere spesifikke uttrykkdraw, photo finish, runner-up finish, second-place finish, standoff, third-place finish, tie

6. finish (om begivenhet) the downfall of someone (as of persons on one side of a conflict)


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningBooze will be the finish of him.
It was a fight to the finish.


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkdownfall, ruin, ruination

7. finish (om begivenhet) event whose occurrence ends something


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHis death marked the ending of an era.
When these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)conclusion, ending


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkhappening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent


Mere spesifikke uttrykkdefeat, demolition, destruction, end, final result, final stage, foregone conclusion, halt, last, licking, matter of course, omega, outcome, result, resultant, stop, termination, triumph, victory, wipeout, Z


Uttrykk med motsatt betydning (antonymer)beginning

8. finish (om erkjendelse) (wine tasting) the taste of a wine on the back of the tongue (as it is swallowed)


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe wine has a nutty flavor and a pleasant finish.


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkgustatory perception, gustatory sensation, taste, taste perception, taste sensation


Overordnet kategoritasting

9. finish (om handling) the act of finishing


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHis best finish in a major tournament was third.
The speaker's finishing was greeted with applause.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)finishing


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkclosing, completion, culmination, mop up, windup


Mere spesifikke uttrykkclose, closing curtain, finale, finis


Uttrykk med motsatt betydning (antonymer)commencement, beginning, start


Engelsk verb: finish

1. finish (om endring) come or bring to a finish or an end


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe finished the dishes.
She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree.
The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours.


Eksempler på anvendelseThey finish moving


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)complete


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s VERB-ing


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkend, terminate


Mere spesifikke uttrykkaccomplish, action, carry out, carry out, carry through, clear up, close, execute, finish off, finish out, finish up, follow out, follow through, follow up, fulfil, fulfill, get through, go through, implement, mop up, polish off, put through, round out, see through, top, top off, wrap up

2. finish (om endring) finally be or do something


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe ended up marrying his high school sweetheart.
He wound up being unemployed and living at home again.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)end up, fetch up, finish up, land up, wind up


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s VERB-ing


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkact, move

3. finish (om tilstand) have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed.
Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other.
My property ends by the bushes.
The symphony ends in a pianissimo.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)cease, end, stop, terminate


AnvendelsesmønsterSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Mere spesifikke uttrykkadjourn, break, break up, climax, close, come out, conclude, culminate, cut out, disappear, disappear, discontinue, go, go away, go out, lapse, pass away, recess, run low, run out, run short, turn out, vanish, vanish


Uttrykk med motsatt betydning (antonymer)begin, start

4. finish (om relasjon) provide with a finish


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe carpenter finished the table beautifully.
This shirt is not finished properly.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkcoat, surface


Mere spesifikke uttrykkbroom, dress

5. finish (om forbruk, inntak eller anvendelse) finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningShe polished off the remaining potatoes.


Eksempler på anvendelseThey finish more bread


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)eat up, polish off


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkeat


Mere spesifikke uttrykkput away, tuck away, tuck in

6. finish (om endring) cause to finish a relationship with somebody


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThat finished me with Mary.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomething ----s somebody


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkend, terminate









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