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noun [countable] finish pronunciation in British English /ˈfɪnɪʃ/
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  1. 1
    the end of something
    A swim in the sea seemed a perfect finish to the day.
    I didn’t see the finish of the game.
    from start to finish: The holiday was absolute bliss from start to finish!
    a close/tight finish: Turnbull came in second in a very close finish.
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  2. 2
    the appearance of a surface, for example whether it is smooth or rough
    Sand the wood thoroughly for a lovely smooth finish.
    a matt/shiny/glossy finish
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… a feeling of pleasure you get from spending time doing what you want and not worrying about what other people are doing or saying

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