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phrasal verb [transitive] informal
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present tense
I/you/we/theypolish off
he/she/itpolishes off
present participlepolishing off
past tensepolished off
past participlepolished off
  1. 1
    to eat or drink something until it is finished

    Well, it didn't take us long to polish off the ice cream.

  2. 2
    mainly American to defeat or kill someone

    The climb up to the front door nearly polished me off.

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