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Definition 1: finish a task completely - [verb of change]

Samples where polish off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I finally got through this homework assignment

Synonyms for polish off in the sense of this definition

(polish off is a kind of ...) come or bring to a finish or an end

"He finished the dishes" "She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree" "The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours"

(... is a kind of polish off ) finish or complete, as with some decisive action

"he capped off the meeting with a radical proposal"

Definition 2: finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table - [verb of consumption]

Samples where polish off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She polished off the remaining potatoes

Synonyms for polish off in the sense of this definition

(polish off is a kind of ...) take in solid food

"She was eating a banana" "What did you eat for dinner last night?"

(... is a kind of polish off ) eat up; usually refers to a considerable quantity of food

"My son tucked in a whole pizza"

(... is a kind of polish off ) eat up completely, as with great appetite

"Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal" "The teenagers demolished four pizzas among them"

Samples where polish off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered

Synonyms for polish off in the sense of this definition

(polish off is a kind of ...) cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

"This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank" "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"

(... is a kind of polish off ) murder without leaving a trace on the body

(... is a kind of polish off ) murder in a planned fashion

"The Mafioso who collaborated with the police was executed"

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