finish off

Meaning(s)

1. complete a task fully

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finish off a project/task/meal

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The phrasal verb 'finish off' means to end something or to complete it. You can finish off a project or an assignment. If you are almost finished you can say 'I'm finishing it off." To 'finish off' someone means to end their life. You will often hear this phrase used to talk about completing things in everyday speech.

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  1. I'm going to head home when I finish off this project, the employee told her boss.
  2. The boy's mother told him he couldn't have dessert until he finished off his dinner.

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  1. I'm going to head home when I finish off this project, the employee told her boss.
  2. We are very near the end of creating this document just a bit of proofreading to go and then we should be able to finish it off with some images.
  3. I am very excited that to finish off this evening we have a special guest speaker to address you all.

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