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finish
British English: /ˈfɪnɪʃ/
American English: /ˈfɪnɪʃ/

Translation of finish in Italian:

noun

transitive verb

  • 2 (leave)
    (work, studies)
    I finish work at 5.30 pm
    smetto di lavorare alle 17 e 30
    she finishes school, university next year
    finirà la scuola, l'università l'anno prossimo

intransitive verb

  • 1 (end)
    (conference, programme, term, holidays)
    the meeting finishes at 3 pm
    la riunione finisce alle 15
    the film finishes on Thursday I'll see you when the concert finishes wait until the music finishes
    aspetta che finisca la musica
    as the concert was finishing
    quando stava finendo il concerto
    after the lecture finishes we'll have lunch
    pranzeremo quando finirà la conferenza
    I'm waiting for the washing machine to finish
    aspetto che la lavatrice abbia finito
  • 2 (reach end of race) my horse finished first
    il mio cavallo è arrivato primo
    the horse, the athlete failed to finish
    il cavallo, l'atleta non è riuscito ad arrivare alla fine
  • 3 (conclude) he won't let me finish
    non mi fa finire (di parlare)
    let me finish she finished with a quotation
    concluse con una citazione
  • 4 (leave employment) See examples:I finished at the bank yesterday
    ieri ho smesso di lavorare in banca

Phrasal verbs

finish off:

1 finish [something] off, finish off [something] 1.1 (complete)
(letter, task)
I'll just finish off the ironing
finisco solo di stirare
1.2 (round off) See examples:to finish off the meal with a glass of brandy
terminare il pasto con un bicchiere di brandy
2 finish [somebody] off 2.1
(demoralize) (person)
2.2 (kill)
(person, animal)

finish up:

1 finish up (person)
(at end of journey)
(in situation)
they finished up in London
finirono a Londra
he finished up in prison
finì in prigione
to finish up as a teacher
alla fine divenne insegnante
to finish up (by) doing
finire per fare
2 finish [something] up, finish up [something]
(milk, paint, cake)

finish with:

1 finish with [something]
finire con
have you finished with the newspaper?
hai finito di leggere il giornale?
hurry up and finish with the scissors, I need them
sbrigati con le forbici, ne ho bisogno
pass the pen to me when you've finished with it
passami la penna quando hai finito
I'm finished with school, politics!
basta con la scuola, con la politica! o con la scuola, la politica ho chiuso!
2 finish with [somebody] 2.1 (split up)
farla finita, rompere con
(girlfriend, boyfriend)
2.2 (stop punishing) See examples:I haven't finished with you yet! you'll be sorry when I've finished with you!
saranno guai quando avrò finito con te!

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