finish off - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb
present tense
I/you/we/theyfinish off
he/she/itfinishes off
present participlefinishing off
past tensefinished off
past participlefinished off
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] same as finish1 (sense 1)

    They hired a smaller company to finish off the job.

    I just need to finish off a few things first.

  2. 2
    [transitive] same as finish1 (sense 2)

    Do you want to finish off these sandwiches?

  3. 3
    [transitive] informal to kill someone

    It was the drink that really finished him off.

  4. 4
    [transitive] informal to make someone feel extremely tired

    That walk round the lake just about finished me off!

See also main entry: finish