finish someone/something off

1)

the hunters finished them off

Syn:
kill, execute, terminate, exterminate, liquidate, get rid of; informal wipe out, bump off, dispose of; N.Amer.; informal waste
2)

financial difficulties finished us off

Syn:
overwhelm, overcome, defeat, get the better of, bring down; informal drive to the wall

Synonyms and antonyms dictionary. 2014.

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  • finish someone/something off — 1 the executioners finished them off: KILL, take/end the life of, execute, terminate, exterminate, liquidate, get rid of; informal wipe out, do in, bump off, take out, dispose of, do away with; N. Amer. informal ice, rub out, waste. 2 financial… …   Useful english dictionary

  • finish someone off — finish (someone/something) off to destroy or completely defeat someone or something. Lack of water finished off the agricultural communities in the valley. He insisted that the disease was not going to finish him off …   New idioms dictionary

  • finish something off — finish (someone/something) off to destroy or completely defeat someone or something. Lack of water finished off the agricultural communities in the valley. He insisted that the disease was not going to finish him off …   New idioms dictionary

  • knock something off — 1 (Brit. informal) someone knocked off the video.: See steal verb sense 1. 2 (informal) we expect you to knock off three stories a day: PRODUCE, make, turn out …   Useful english dictionary

  • tie someone/something up — 1 robbers tied her up and ransacked her home: BIND, bind hand and foot, fasten together, truss (up), fetter, chain up. 2 he is tied up in meetings all morning: OCCUPY, engage, keep busy. 3 they were anxious to tie up the contract …   Useful english dictionary

  • finish off — finish (someone/something) off to destroy or completely defeat someone or something. Lack of water finished off the agricultural communities in the valley. He insisted that the disease was not going to finish him off …   New idioms dictionary

  • finish — 1 / fInIS/ verb 1 STOP DOING STH (I, T) to come to the end of doing or making something, so that it is complete : finish sth: You can t go anywhere until you finish your homework. | finish doing sth: I finished typing the report just minutes… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • finish — 1. verb 1) Pam finished her work Syn: complete, end, conclude, terminate, wind up, round off; informal wrap up, sew up, polish off 2) Hitch finished his dinner Syn: consume, eat …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • finish — fin|ish1 W2S1 [ˈfınıʃ] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(stop doing something)¦ 2¦(end)¦ 3¦(eat/drink)¦ 4¦(end something by doing something)¦ 5¦(race)¦ 6¦(take away somebody s strength)¦ 7¦(use all of something)¦ 8 put/add the finishing touches (to something)… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • finish — fin|ish1 [ fınıʃ ] verb *** 1. ) finish or finish off intransitive or transitive to do the last part of something so that it is complete: I ve nearly finished my work. I wish you d let me finish my sentence! finish doing something: She had just… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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