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To finish something

finish with

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

complete

verb

to finish something

end

verb

to reach a final point

conclude

verb

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

carry through

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

get through

to finish dealing with some work, a subject, etc.

clear

verb

to do all the work that you have to do

call it a day/night

to decide that you have finished doing something

come to

to finally achieve a particular level of success

wrap up

to finish something

protologism

a new word or phrase invented in the hope that it will become generally used

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