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To finish something - thesaurus




to finish something



to reach a final point

carry through

to complete something that was planned, often despite difficulties or opposition



formal to finish something, especially something that has taken a long time

get through

to finish dealing with some work, a subject etc



to do all the work that you have to do

wrap up

informal to finish something

turn around

to complete a piece of work, process, or activity within a particular time

get something out of the way

to finish doing something, especially something difficult or unpleasant

call it a day/night

to decide that you have finished doing something

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be/have done with it

to have finished dealing with something, so that you do not have to think about it any more

break the back of something

to finish the main part or the hardest part of a piece of work

come to

to finally achieve a particular level of success



to finish something by adding the parts that are missing



the process of finishing an activity or job

dot the i’s and cross the t’s

to finish the final details in something such as a plan or contract

draw a line under something

to decide that something is finished and stop thinking about it



to make something reach its final point



to reach the final point of a period of time while in a particular place or state

end with

to have something as the final part

end with

to add something as the final part of something else



formal to complete something that you have agreed or planned to do



formal the act of completing something that you have agreed or planned to do



to do the last part of something so that it is complete

finish with

if you have finished with something, you have stopped using it and no longer need it

get over

to do something or allow something to happen, because you want it to be finished or you want to start something else

have (got) something ready/done/finished

to have finished work on something so that it is ready

let out

American when school, a film etc lets out, it ends and people leave

mop up

informal to finish something by dealing with a few final details

nail down

informal to definitely decide, arrange, or complete something

pack up

informal to finish work for the day by putting work or equipment away

plough through

to finish something that takes a long time and is difficult or boring

put something to bed

to finish dealing with something

round out

to make something more complete, especially by adding another feature



to deal with all the details of something so that no more needs to be done to it

square away

to do the things necessary to complete something

tie up (the) loose ends

to deal with the last few things that have to be done before you can finish something

top off

to finish something with a final activity or detail



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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