Translation of finish in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (complete) she finishes high school in two years' timeacabará or terminará el bachillerato dentro de dos añoswe finish school/work at four o'clock todayhoy salimos a las cuatrolet her finish what she's doing/sayingdéjala terminar or acabar lo que está haciendo/de hablarto finish
-ingterminar or acabarhe hasn't finished painting it yet de+ infinitivetodavía no ha terminado or acabado de pintarloExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 (consume) we've finished our stock of coal
- Co-ordination work has started and a task force will finish a feasibility study for the whole project by the end of this year.
- After she had finished the required tasks she got right down to work on getting to know the dogs.
- He added: ‘I definitely want to be a professional musician once I finish my studies.’
se nos ha terminado or acabado el carbón
- After the meat was finished off, both Silhi and I laid on our backs and looked up at the sky.
- He was sad to read in the newspapers about a retired high school teacher having to hop from table to table in a food outlet to finish the leftovers on the plates.
- We discovered that we all had a horror of wasting food, and would finish a dish rather than throw it in the bin.
- 2 2.1 (create surface texture on)(cloth/porcelain)
pulirExample sentences2.2 (add final touches to)
- The fuselage appears to be painted in olive green while the flying surface appears to be finished in silver.
- Drywall can be difficult for a novice to finish to a smooth surface.
- Take the same care in cleaning and preparing a surface to be stained as you would in finishing it.
- 3 (destroy) [colloquial](person/career/project)the scandal finished him as a politician
acabar conel escándalo acabó con su carrera políticathe last few laps finished herlas últimas vueltas acabaron con ellaExample sentences
- I will finish Naylor if it kills me, or a few innocent bystanders.
- He has just about finished things off by destroying trust and honour.
- She didn't resist when Xienna grabbed her by the scruff of the neck and propelled her out of the dormitory at high speed, but part of her screamed at her for not finishing the boy.
- 1 (come to end) the reading finished with a poem by Keatsel recital terminó con un poema de Keatsshe finished by summarizing the main points againconcluyó resumiendo de nuevo los puntos principalesExample sentences
- Not only was his season finished, but the future of his playing days was in serious jeopardy.
- One of them had spent hours working with Sherry in Australia each day after training had finished.
- Did I mention that I have jury duty coming up straight after the summer semester finishes?
- 3 (Sport)to finish first/second/lastterminar en primer/segundo/último lugarto finish well/badlyacabar bien/malExample sentences
- Four weeks later he made his competitive debut, finishing 32nd in a race in Austria.
- Isaac McCann consolidated his overall third place in the under-13 race finishing in third place in 10.25 sec.
- Emmett ran a good race to finish in fifth place with a ‘Personal Best’ of 4 minutes 2 seconds.
- Australia could have had two goals since Brazil scored if they could finish!
- He is excellent on drives and can finish at the goal or score on runners and pull-up jumpers.
- We played the sort of rugby we have been aiming for, and I think with a bit of improved finishing we could have scored a few more tries.
- 1 (no plural) 1.1 (end) from start to finishdel principio al fin or al finalto be in at the finishpresenciar el finalto fight to the finishluchar hasta el final or el fina fight to the finishuna lucha a muerteExample sentences1.2 (of race) it was a very close finish
llegaron a la meta casi a la parExample sentences1.3 (ruin) the finish
- As the game moved on to day three the stage was set for a close finish on the final day.
- The whole thing was misconceived from start to finish - if it has a finish.
- That is what they will be doing now, and they will be doing so from start to finish - with the finish being the most critical and difficult element in the media mix.
el fin or el final
- Late Monday evening news travelled through that the race finish had been moved, as most ships had not passed the second waypoint!
- In 2003 he approached the finish of the race with it all sewn up at odds of 4/11 but came down.
- The rest of us observe the endurance of the human spirit from the sidelines as they race towards the finish.
el golpe de gracia
- 2 2.1 uncountable (refinement) 2.2 uncountable (appearance of quality) the cheaper models lack the finish of the expensive oneslos modelos más económicos no tienen el acabado de los carosExample sentences2.3 (surface texture) (no plural) a matt/gloss finish
un acabado mate/brillantewith a rough finishsin pulirExample sentences
- It exhibits the same meticulous detail and refined finish, only varying in the addition of a lapis lazuli stand and in some minor heraldic details.
- Clearly a labour of love with its attention to detail and cosy finish, it is a perfect lovers' retreat.
- This stand was second only to that of Ibrox in terms of its architectural finish and detail.
- In a traditional barn, you won't find finishes like drywall or gypsum board.
- The kitchen is a light, airy space that achieves a sophisticated country look through its combination of materials and finishes.
- Gloss finishes are shiny and scrubbable, so they are perfect for doors, trim and specialty uses.
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (complete) let me just finish off this letter
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
déjame terminar or acabar esta carta1.2 (exhaust)
dejar agotado or [colloquial] hecho polvo1.3 (consume) 2verb + object + adverb (kill) that bout of flu nearly finished her off
aquella gripe casi acaba con ella3verb + adverb (conclude) I'd like to finish off by saying that …
quisiera terminar or [formal] concluir diciendo que …
(dinner/food/paint)finish up your carrots
termina las zanahorias2verb + adverb (end up, find oneself) we finished up in a village called Burfield
cómete todas las zanahorias
cómete todas las zanahorias
acabamos en or fuimos a parar a un pueblo llamado BurfieldI knew he'd finish up crying
yo sabía que iba a terminar or acabar llorando
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