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noun [countable] finish pronunciation in American English /ˈfɪnɪʃ/
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  1. 1
    the end of something
    A swim in the ocean seemed like a perfect finish to the day.
    I didn’t see the finish of the race.
    from start to finish: The vacation was absolute bliss from start to finish.
    a close/tight finish: Turnbull came in second in a very close finish.
  2. 2
    the appearance of a surface, for example whether it is smooth or rough
    Sand the wood thoroughly for a nice smooth finish.
    a mat/shiny/glossy finish


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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