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noun [countable] finish pronunciation in American English /ˈfɪnɪʃ/
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  1. 1
    the end of something

    A swim in the ocean seemed like a perfect finish to the day.

    I didn’t see the finish of the race.

    from start to finish:

    The vacation was absolute bliss from start to finish.

    a close/tight finish:

    Turnbull came in second in a very close finish.

  2. 2
    the appearance of a surface, for example whether it is smooth or rough

    Sand the wood thoroughly for a nice smooth finish.

    a mat/shiny/glossy finish



to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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