To consume all of; use up: finish a pie.
To bring to a desired or required state: finish a painting. See Synonyms at complete.
To give (wood, for example) a desired or particular surface texture.
To destroy; kill: finished the injured horse with a bullet.
To bring about the ruin of: The stock market crash finished many speculators.
To come to an end; stop.
To reach the end of a task, course, or relationship.
The final part; the conclusion: racers neck-and-neck at the finish.
The reason for one's ruin; downfall.
Something that completes, concludes, or perfects, especially:
The last treatment or coating of a surface: applied a shellac finish to the cabinet.
The surface texture produced by such a treatment or coating.
A material used in surfacing or finishing.
Completeness, refinement, or smoothness of execution; polish.
The flavor left in the mouth after wine has been swallowed.