finish translation | English-French dictionary

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finish

  
      n  
   (=end)   fin    f     
→ I intend to see the job through to the finish.        
→ I have worked for the firm all these years and I intend to be there at the finish.        
→ I missed the finish of the match.        
a fight to the finish      une lutte à mort  
→ German industry is gearing up for a fight to the finish with the country's most powerful union        
   [+race]   arrivée    f     
We saw the finish of the London Marathon.      Nous avons vu l'arrivée du marathon de Londres.  
→ Win a trip to see the finish of the Tour de France! ...        
a close finish      une arrivée très serrée  
→ It looks like being a close finish.        
   [+surface]   finition    f     
→ paint with a glossy finish        
→ ... the finish and workmanship of the woodwork        
      vt  
     [+task, book, picture]   finir, terminer  
→ Have you finished the ironing?        
→ I have to finish a report tonight.        
  [+meal, drink]   finir  
→ She finished her coffee and left.        
I've finished the book.      J'ai terminé ce livre.  
to finish doing sth      finir de faire qch  
→ I've just finished reading that book.        
to finish work      finir de travailler  
→ I finish work at 3.        
      vi  
   [person]   finir, terminer  
→ Please let me finish.        
→ Don't interrupt, William. Let me finish ...        
I've finished!      J'ai fini!  
to finish third      [competitor, runner]   finir troisième, faire troisième  
→ He finished second in the championship four years in a row.        
   [book, film]   finir  
[day, course, term]  
se terminer  
[session]  
s'achever  
→ The teaching day finishes at 4pm.        
→ He's looking forward to going home when his course finishes ...        
→ It starts in October and finishes in June ...        
The film has finished.      Le film est fini.  


finish off  
      vt sep  
   (=complete)   finir, terminer  
→ She is busy finishing off a biography        
to be finished off      [dish, garment, creation]   être fini (e)     
→ Each dress is beautifully finished off with piped seams and fitted underskirts.        
→ a really delicious soup, finished off with some pretty herbs,        
     [+meal, drink]   finir  
→ Kelly finished off his coffee ...        
→ He took the bottle from her hands and finished it off in one long swallow.        
   (=kill)   achever  
→ They meant to finish her off, swiftly and without mercy.        
finish up  
      vi  
     (in place)    finir  
→ He's probably going to finish up in jail for business fraud.        
→ She'll be going on tour, starting in Southampton and finishing up in London.        
   to finish up as sth      (=eventually become)   finir qch  
Maybe you too will finish up as Prime Minister.      Peut-être que toi aussi tu finiras Premier Ministre.  
      vt sep  
     [+meal, drink]   finir  
→ Finish up your drinks now, please.        
     [+task]   terminer  
→ We waited a few minutes outside his office while he finished up his meeting.        
→ ... the amount of stuff required to finish up a movie.        
finish with  
      vt fus  
  [+girlfriend, boyfriend]  
quitter  
She's finished with him.      Elle l'a quitté.  
→ My boyfriend was threatening to finish with me.        
gloss finish  
      n   brillant    m     
photo-finish   , photo finish  
      n   photo    f  , photo-finish    m     
it was a photo finish      il y a eu photo  
sprint finish  
      n     (SPORT)   sprint    m  
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
v.
1) finir (vi), 2) finir (vt)
n.
fin ; finition
v.
finir (vt.) ; retrouver (vi.)
v.
terminer
n.
ligne d'arrivée
n.
couche de finition
[Tech.]
n.
couche de finition
[Tech.]
v.
finir en beauté
n.
surface mate
[Tech.]
n.
effet brillant
n.
état de surface
[Tech.]
n.
arrivée très serrée ; arrivée en peloton/en groupe
[Sport] Def: a finish so close that a blanket would cover all the contestants involved
exp.
finir de travailler
exp.
finir troisième
exp.
faire troisième
exp.
terminer deuxième
n.
papier couché mat
n.
papier satiné
exp.
une arrivée très serrée
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'finish' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
v.
finish
[Comp.]
n.
finish
[Tech.]
nm.
finish
n.
finish matrix
n.
finish materials
n.
matt finish
[Tech.]
n.
photo finish
n.
photo finish
n.
surface finish
[Tech.]
n.
surface finish
[Tech.]
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