polish off - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive] informal
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.

See also main entry: polish