Translation of finish in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (complete) she finishes high school in two years' timewe finish school/work at four o'clock todayacabará or terminará el bachillerato dentro de dos añoslet her finish what she's doing/sayinghoy salimos a las cuatroto finishdéjala terminar or acabar lo que está haciendo/de hablar
-inghe hasn't finished painting it yetterminar or acabar de+ infinitive1.2 (consume) we've finished our stock of coaltodavía no ha terminado or acabado de pintarlose nos ha terminado or acabado el carbónExample sentences
- 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)(wood)2.2 (add final touches to)Example sentences
- 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 politicianthe last few laps finished herel escándalo acabó con su carrera políticalas 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 Keatsshe finished by summarizing the main points againel recital terminó con un poema de Keatsconcluyó 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?
- 2 (complete activity) I've finished; may I leave the table?if you've quite finished, may I get a word in? [ironic]ya he terminado or acabado ¿me puedo levantar de la mesa?si has acabado ya ¿me dejas meter baza? [irónico]Example sentences
- 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.’
- 3 (Sport)to finish first/second/lastto finish well/badlyterminar en primer/segundo/último lugaracabar 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 finishto be in at the finishdel principio al fin or al finalto fight to the finishpresenciar el finala fight to the finishluchar hasta el final or el fin1.2 (of race) it was a very close finishuna lucha a muertellegaron a la meta casi a la parExample sentences1.3 (ruin) See examples: the finish
el fin or el finalel golpe de graciaExample sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
with a rough finishun acabado mate/brillantesin 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
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