usage: a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance); "the 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"
2. finish, finishing, completion, culmination, closing, windup, mop up
usage: the act of finishing; "his best finish in a major tournament was third"; "the speaker's finishing was greeted with applause"
1. complete, finish, end, terminate
usage: come or bring to a finish or an end; "He 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"
2. finish up, land up, fetch up, end up, wind up, finish, act, move
usage: finally be or do something; "He ended up marrying his high school sweetheart"; "he wound up being unemployed and living at home again"
3. end, stop, finish, terminate, cease
usage: have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the 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"
4. finish, coat, surface
usage: provide with a finish; "The carpenter finished the table beautifully"; "this shirt is not finished properly"
5. eat up, finish, polish off, eat
usage: finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table; "She polished off the remaining potatoes"
6. finish, end, terminate
usage: cause to finish a relationship with somebody; "That finished me with Mary"