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finish off

finish off
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (complete; task, book)
a. terminar (del todo)
2. (use up)
a. acabar (con)
3. (colloquial)
a. terminar con (kill)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (general)
a. terminar
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finish off
transitive verb
1 (conclude) terminar
Pasternak stayed behind to finish off rapidly the translation of some poems he finished off his meal with a huge fruit salad mclaren was trying to find a new writer to finish off what Kit Carson had started pastries like pistachio-filled baklava or konafa finish off the meal
2 (use up, consume) terminar(se); acabar(se)
he finished off the bottle in one swallow se terminó or se acabó la botella de un trago
he finished off his coffee you've finished off the last of the butter
3 (exhaust) dejar destrozado; dejar hecho polvo (informal)
the last lap really finished me off
4 (kill) [+victim] acabar con; liquidar (informal); [+wounded person/animal] rematar; (defeat) [+opponent] derrotar; vencer
Then a signal to the U-boat, a cluster of bombs for us and the U-boat comes to finish us off they meant to finish her off without mercy new social upheavals which would finish off the capitalist system for good You bastard. You won't just finish me off like a crippled animal it took her only 50 minutes to finish off Sweden's Katerina Lindquist 7-5, 6-3
(end) terminar; concluir (formal)
I'd like to finish off by proposing a toast quisiera terminar or (formal) concluir proponiendo un brindis; let's finish off now terminemos ahora
we could finish off with a brandy the meeting finished off with a prayer
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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