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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.
couche de finition
[Tech.]
n.
couche de finition
[Tech.]
v.
finir en beauté
n.
surface mate
[Tech.]
n.
effet mat
n.
arrivée très serrée ; arrivée en peloton/en groupe
[Sport] Def: a finish so close that a blanket would cover all the contestants involved
n.
état de surface
[Tech.]
exp.
finir de travailler
exp.
faire troisième
exp.
finir 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.]
nm.
finish
n.
finish
[Tech.]
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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