finish up

Definitions

  • LIX. RUNNING UP APPROACH WITH MASHIE OR IRON. FINISH, WITH STANCE ALSO INDICATED
    LIX. RUNNING UP APPROACH WITH MASHIE OR IRON. FINISH, WITH STANCE ALSO INDICATED
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v finish up finally be or do something "He ended up marrying his high school sweetheart","he wound up being unemployed and living at home again"
    • v finish up finish a task completely "I finally got through this homework assignment"
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Usage

In literature:

I finished loading, and brought my gun up ready to fire.
"Adventures in Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
He will bear watching; so what they expected was to see this U-boat come up and finish the job.
"The U-boat hunters" by James B. Connolly
Harvey Barth seemed to be exceedingly well satisfied with himself after he had finished the writing of his diary up to date.
"The Coming Wave" by Oliver Optic
And that would finish up this studying business quick enough.
"The Governess" by Julie M. Lippmann
Delia finished her call, kissed the babies and Hanny, and said they would all be up at eight, sharp.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Little Effie looked up and saw that the building was not finished, and that all around her there was a continual hum of movement.
"Seven Little People and their Friends" by Horace Elisha Scudder
When we had finished Mrs. Matilda Pitman rolled up her knitting.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
I added that we would get up betimes, and finish our piece of work.
"Curious, if True" by Elizabeth Gaskell
He felt very good because he'd finished his job and lived up to the responsibility he'd had.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
We'll finish that first and put up the tents afterward.
"The Curlytops on Star Island" by Howard R. Garis
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In poetry:

Then, when she finish'd, she would rise and trace
Her way back to her seat upon our knee,
Present the flowers, and look up to our face
As if those dear blind eyes of hers could see.
"Blind Ella" by Alexander Anderson
The Vulture and the Husbandman
Beside these piles did stand,
They wept like anything to see
The work they had in hand.
"If this were only finished up,"
Said they, "it would be grand!"
"The Vulture and the Husbandman" by Arthur Clement Hilton
Some piling up the finish'd bales;
Some packing them in dockleaf mails,
Arranging, cording, ticketing—
“These for the realms of earth, next spring:”
In short, it was, as all might see,
A fairy manufactory.
"The Butterfly And The Fairies" by Menella Bute Smedley
The mountains shook—the firmament
Was in that awful moment rent—
The graves gave up th'imprisoned dead:
Yet 'midst those terrors was begun
Salvation's work, and victory won:
"'Tis finished," the Redeemer said.
""It is finished"" by John Bowring
Thou stay'st thy hand from finishing things
To make thy child love the complete;
Full many a flower comes up thy springs
Unshamed in imperfection sweet;
That through good all, and good in part,
Thy work be perfect in the heart.
"This World" by George MacDonald
And he drifted and he lifted as the winds and currents chose.
With the seabirds sitting on him from his waistcoat to his nose,
And he lifted and he drifted many a month and many a mile.
Till he fetched up at the finish on a South Pacific isle.
"The Figurehead" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

For each of the last seven seasons, the routine for Penn State was to finish up the regular-season schedule and prepare for 15 practices during which coaches spent valuable time on the field teaching younger players before their bowl game.
Indie-folk band finishing up year of touring.
Black Friday, the day when retailers traditionally turn a profit for the year, actually got a jump start this year as many stores opened just as families were finishing up Thanksgiving dinner.
Construction on the two-story, 400,000-square-foot facility is in its final stages, with work expected to finish up next month.
You've finished up with a patient and are ready to file a claim with their insurance company.
Construction crews are finishing up work on a crucial final link of the Black Creek Greenway near the intersection of N.W.
Candra Szymanski (left) finishes up her interview with Dr Philip Cohen (right) for the Marlborough cable TV show, "To Your Health".
Both Parker and Craig finished up their seasons tonight in the Battle for Janesville, as the Cougars downed the Vikings 27-13.
Major activities last week included finishing up fall tillage, baling corn stover, hauling grain and hay, fertilizing and preparing for winter.
Every NBA season brings with it scheduling quirks and headaches, and the Knicks just finished up one of their tougher ones.
Many farmers are just now starting to bail hay when usually by this time of year they are finishing up.
Crews finished up a new home earlier this year in Springfield, Ill.
Nevada County elections officials are finishing up the process of counting all the ballots from last week's election.
The legendary Iron Maiden will finish up the Saturday show (June 15) and German metal phenomenon Rammstein will be headlining the Sunday lineup (June 16).
30 this morning, trying to finish up on legislation that either had to pass before the end of this session or die.
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