Definitions starting with F

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finish

[Car.; by passivization] v. (of a supply) to be exhausted: Sugar finish (Nassau). (Black)

finish do [Liberian idem (Hancock p.c.); cf. DJE, "Banana finish sell"] phr. to finish doing: 1918 finish eat (Parsons 24). I gon finish full my drums (Ragged). (Black)

finish doing [cf. standard "The house needs cleaning" (i.e. needs to be cleaned)] phr, to be finished undergoing an action: 1970 De house am' never finish cleanin' (Wallace 38). (San Sal.)

Tags: phrase, verb

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Last update: 2010-11-28 23:06
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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