Đồng nghĩa của finish

Alternative for finish

finishes, finished, finishing

Đồng nghĩa: cease, close, complete, conclude, end, perfect, polish, refine, stop, terminate,

Trái nghĩa: begin, commence, start,

Verb

To come to an end or conclusion
complete conclude close end stop terminate cease finalise finalize consummate halt accomplish culminate discharge pass lapse elapse expire settle wrap clinch discontinue quit shutter fold scratch scrub finish off round off sew up top off wind up wrap up break off break up close out come to a close come to a conclusion come to an end get done knock off round out round up shut down bring to an end carry out dead-end let up pack in bring to a conclusion bring to fruition carry through leave off wink out bring to a close hang up set the seal on determine drop suspend go give up die desist put a stop to desist from lay off call it a day put an end to can cut out give over pack up interrupt break abandon cut off cut short call a halt dissolve call a halt to draw to a close refrain from renounce axe bring to a halt pull the plug on shut off wind down ax pause be over cancel run out forgo avoid belay call off adjourn abort abolish disappear eschew close down call it quits swear off climax end up run down peter out abstain from relinquish scrap withdraw vanish fade dispense with check dwindle abate ease off kick fizzle out curb surcease die down die away pack it in come to a halt die out forswear lay off of arrest do without shun tie up cap recess stay prorogue crown result bring to a stop come to a stop ultimate give something the chop nip in the bud fade away pass away stop dead come to a standstill knock something on the head forsake steer clear of come to a head jack in put the kibosh on forbear intermit do away with withhold get rid of lessen abjure keep from slacken stop work cut annul reject recede diminish decline subside ebb abstain withhold from refrain freeze wane run its course go without refuse postpone remit forbear from bring to a standstill bite the dust ruin eradicate destroy hold back hold up come to a climax put the lid on tail off blow over turn out do leave down tools head off finish up block take a break melt away give a wide berth to have nothing to do with put a period to stop trying phase out obstruct ease fail develop eventuate intervene evaporate drop away deactivate hesitate falter top transpire stem drop off nullify not continue curtail immobilize stop oneself from restrain oneself from collapse evanish rest rescind repeal peak quash immobilise resist the temptation to disunite moderate come to rest shelve polish off decrease kill weaken put paid to dry up become invalid prorogate lead up to build up to disconnect reach a finale eliminate become void become obsolete throw in the towel throw in the sponge cease to exist pull up resist stop midstream put a lid on cap off nip something in the bud liquidate cut it out fall away work out take five pass up come out get off stop short come to a crescendo reach a pinnacle restrain pull out of get out of hold off achieve succeed rise to crescendo fade out pan out kick the habit quit cold take a breather have a breather take the cure kick over run your term scotch close off prevent bring something to a close hold back from bring to end wrap-up kill off cinch extinguish reach a crisis disrupt put the receiver down process spurn turn back back off jack something in clear bring to an untimely end surrender despair lose heart capitulate admit defeat be beaten give in concede defeat quit cold turkey jack it in draw to a halt depart wrap something up be at an end settle down subdue suppress quell cool it stop in one's tracks reach a standstill forlet draw to close put to bed disjoin dissever separate interpose part resolve reach a crossroads bring call revoke recall hold stand fold up be put to bed cut loose button up button down cool off be no longer valid get on the wagon hang it up bring down curtain bag it blow off sunder come off do for stifle tie up loose ends clean up be through with come to the end stop oneself close shop clock off finish work finish working give up hope abandon hope shut cry off be forgotten dissipate shrink taper lower de-escalate relent pall fall be through with sth leave alone dispose of switch off wind something up fight shy of not touch inhibit keep be no more fly by put the finishing touches to pull the plug calm quieten die off put the stopper on leave work happen occur sink into oblivion disappear slowly get shut of turn out to be withdraw gradually delay remove gradually replace gradually eliminate gradually stop using defer slip away reach a critical point reach a turning point come to the crunch be brought to an end sit out take the pledge be temperate go on the wagon avoid doing not do quieten down phase down calm down taper off ratchet down drain away get shot of knock it off ring off turn around evolve dismiss sink pigeonhole put off skip preclude shirk go by wither wilt shorten abbreviate clip abridge sell out swing stay away from bypass put back hold over be exhausted be consumed flag back off from sidestep avert restrain from break the habit of shy from dodge shrink from rein in check out from mothball table trail off disband kibosh skip out on skirt surcease from escape from call it quits on ease up decay put over continue suspend proceedings respite hold in abeyance close the door on terminate the account close the books go over evanesce degenerate disestablish finish the working day lay on the table take a rain check on take a rain check put on the back burner put in cold storage take a recess put on ice take time out take ten have a break take time off retrograde deteriorate crumble bate droop disannul void null overthrow negate vacate abrogate invalidate molder dilapidate moulder dismantle give out shut up phase something out be used up be depleted stop talking run low wear away go down grow less go dead go downhill close with finish with conclude with end with leave unfinished stop cold break short stop in full flow strike down wreck split up disorganize loose wrack decimate unmake annihilate destruct sever shoot roll back shatter demolish terminate with content fulfill tower fulfil please summit orgasm crest satisfy shoot one's wad go the route max out hit high spot reach a peak reach the zenith break the record resolve into render void lose the thread get rid of by stages forget your lines rise to a crescendo go over the mountain come to an end with forego prove prevent oneself from not give in to cease to indulge in prevent yourself from keep off fall out prove to be the case shake out impede frustrate stall bar hamper still catch hobble staunch waver teeter dither balance stagger vacillate wobble scruple wabble limp stumble whiffle draw up bring up be suspended put a sock in be broken off shilly-shally be abandoned wiggle-waggle blow the whistle on draw to a stand hang back stand still hold at bay put a cork in stem the flow bring to standstill fetch up thwart hinder foil restrict retard forestall baulk balk stymie prohibit repress slow interfere with derail slow down limit fetter circumvent neutralize forbid cramp counteract debar deter defeat neutralise shut out counter baffle obviate ward off stave off stonewall dam hamstring intercept stand in the way of oppose contain control interdict put a brake on trammel forfend reduce bridle encumber cripple brake clog choke dash squash shackle scupper beat crimp rule out squelch outlaw constrain turn off crush exclude discourage checkmate enjoin park crack down on fend off proscribe cool ban pull in veto disallow handcuff stamp out spoil disappoint cumber snooker turn aside discomfit embargo hog-tie criminalize hold in taboo plug put down put out make illegal have done with arrive clamp down on criminalise set back stanch handicap sabotage disable bork repulse manacle occlude embarrass congest interfere regulate smother stuff decelerate overturn jam shake defend against divert silence crab stop up short-circuit contravene hold down ditch close up remove ward outwit lay aside dissuade spike put a spoke in someone's wheel get in the way of plug up choke off slap down snuff out slow up foul up place an embargo on screw up throw a spanner in the works of wait unplug fence pull over draw in estop save ignore evade bottleneck rein detain screen offset disengage repel obscure fix sandbag bottle up help conquer clot throttle deflect keep in check parry pass on keep back keep under control smash pre-empt bung block out fill up clog up fill stem the flow of waive set aside censor nobble chill jam up bung up muzzle protract disconcert duck relax put on hold get in the way bury rattle nix queer bottle dull cross faze stump bog down stopper bring to naught overcome cramp one's style throw monkey wrench in keep at bay lock up give a rest keep in box in put the brakes on withdraw from pour cold water on put the mockers on beat down declare illegal upset the apple cart bilk mess up throw a monkey wrench in the works of throw a spanner in the works keep lid on bring to screeching halt throw up retire from be a hindrance to wipe out gum up cork throw cold water on buck louse up land strangle at birth put a stop to something clobber withstand sidetrack brace flick off stop working disturb deny yourself censure yield resign circumnavigate retardate douse leave out back out of withcall shutdown bit confront power down stave anticipate pick off confine prolong take a breather from put on a back burner render powerless crash call a stop to put on brakes put an stop to say goodbye to lose speed cut into slam on the brakes break into crool banjax burden simmer down compose collect detach log off put the brakes on take out of play dish stop doing lie by spell back out renege render null and void give the run around dash one's hope lick upset the applecart overpower take down hold off on make late reschedule put a stopper in put half nelson on put chill on put a lock on zing gridlock extirpate snub exsect marginalize oust carve isolate usurp delete extract overlook excise retreat be the end of drop out elude barricade seal caulk black decommission give notice throw a spoke in the wheel of root traverse put aside banish boycott blockade constrict scuttle hit the switch halt in its tracks give the slip shake off give the run-around buffalo promote shuffle off juke run circles around run rings around bollix throw a monkey wrench in the works damp vanquish push back procrastinate inactivate hang fire omit put on back burner count out put in abeyance file pink-slip keep in abeyance lay over put on the shelf look away turn turn from veer shunt shove aside confound upset blackball disqualify complicate cut dead take out marginalise take away choke up pack block up throw a curve obturate quench cow switch something off get there haul up let forfeit undo bulwark defend guard declare ineligible pass by illegalize ice out curse officially forbid divorce sacrifice jilt triumph over block off blank counterplot attenuate dampen disadvise scare stunt dam up gibbet gunge up wring noose squeeze drown silt up put out of business put out of action bring someone to their knees escape deprive deny overwhelm dominate clamp shush trample pull off the road muffle swallow slack coast become weaker chill out unlax gag unaccustom cover fend put lid on keep inside put kibosh on drive underground trample on sit on weigh down declare taboo take wind out of sails get the better of upset one's apple cart cause setback put end to govern fight back monkey with resign from eighty-six dust off part from forget about turn your back on part with break with write off tame rebuff choke back give the thumbs down to put the chill on give the red light to say no deliberate dock languish talk out of keep from happening safeguard against secure against protect against shield against put a damper on act like a wet blanket keep a lid on slacken pace bite back stand up for guard against skirt round defend oneself against fight off keep at arm's length wean cut back mark time linger sideline take a breath reflect tarry lag emaciate tire shrivel sag truncate retrench stop briefly play for time counterbalance think twice call time minimize totter faint lose spirit impoverish debase minimise give way depress grow dim waste away wear off grow faint thin out fall off relapse vitiate lose tremble grow weaker pare down elide cut down lop trim syncopate chop break it up come to standstill catch one's breath minify tighten up crop slim down downsize contract slash stand off not move deaden counterpoise negative countervail cancel out stop what you're doing dumb clam correct remedy compensate for boil down rein back get to meat put in nutshell put a restriction on put a limit on keep down say nothing equilibrize make up for counterweigh balance out even out countercheck respond rectify stabilise redress right go against stabilize counterwork

Verb

To put the final touches to
complete finalise finalize fulfil fulfill accomplish achieve attain execute perfect realise realize do effect polish refine bag cap crown make determine reach be done with round off top off bring to fruition carry out polish off put the final touches to put the finishing touches to carry through make short work of follow through with get out of the way conclude perform consummate effectuate discharge carry off pull off bring about settle bring off finish off engineer wrap up negotiate implement sew up produce sort out wind up end conduct perpetrate commit get through establish clinch put through actualize prosecute manage put to bed round out enact compass succeed in nail take care of make happen set the seal on enforce add the finishing touch to go through with complement terminate bring to a conclusion add the final touch to act out deal with administer see through set up hit build secure dispatch agree meet put finishing touch on put into effect transact observe deliver on undertake put the tin lid on put the finishing touch to follow through on make good bring to an end go whole hog go the limit put the last touches on call it a day make perfect make up put the finishing touches on bring to maturity do thoroughly pursue bring to completion take care of business ultimate contrive fix get done arrive at apply agree on hammer out yield close administrate chalk up clock up climax render notch up initiate rack up score act upon work satisfy turn out work out top it off make it get there carry to completion dispose of be a fitting climax to do justice to do the trick deliver the goods put into practice make it through deliver survive acquit oneself of erect excogitate form construct go the distance undergo bring something off have idealise idealize hash out decide on fight through bring to the end take expedite succeed arrange get something done affect act on bring to a close put the lid on run with the ball go that route do to a turn tick be engaged in accelerate reach the summit of bring to perfection put into action actionize tackle follow up on wrap can follow through act practice practise engage in exercise follow stage push through cut swing present knock off mop up put away operate work on hack button down start in on action take action on come through do to a T put over earn wings do the job sail through put on play out put lid on fold up clean up call a day culminate fabricate put in force decide manufacture cap off grasp honour conquer seize strike honor land earn confirm resolve seal log ring up wrest acquire gain net win procure snag broker tie up be the climax be the climax of be the culmination of add the finishing touches to process make good on pull something off get someplace live up to nail it latch onto reach terms on shake hands on shake hands thrash out keep faith with fulfill one's potential make hay be true to put the icing on the cake come to terms on firm up complete the arrangements for reach an agreement do a bang-up job put it over do one proud launch organize put out bring out churn out cause bring generate put in place provoke create arrange for call forth give rise to occasion bring to pass originate engender start actuate precipitate cause to occur cause to happen wreak run kindle induce draw on breed prompt invoke bring on catalyze beget spawn turn the trick catalyse organise begin result in translate into put across trigger lead to foster elicit incite spark off enkindle promote instigate stir up contribute to set off bring forth whip up be the cause of set in motion inspire put in motion evoke bear advance hatch trigger off make for introduce develop spur touch off stimulate end in institute work up be at the bottom of arouse drive be conducive to kickoff give spark muster culminate in foment impose compel inflict make possible cultivate contribute put into operation make real entail frame capture further exert wangle activate conduce to draw manoeuvre maneuver plan rouse bring in motivate bring to bear keep devise materialize get be instrumental in obey fetch scheme concoct conceive influence force spell conduce employ amount to finish in materialise sow the seeds of fill obtain formulate be responsible for reap authorise garner leave authorize add up to handle find carry give birth to comply with abide by adhere to conform to turn involve project bring into play be faithful to act in accordance with reify push forward incarnate return excite add to decree propagate help progenerate provide multiply bestow plot have a hand in afford exact draft have a part in direct supply engage ply manipulate mastermind inaugurate make concrete design orchestrate lead encourage pass heed concert use finagle play a part in pull tender found bring into being stage-manage finesse machinate terminate in annex conjure serve draw out serve out deal out instil instill inherit set in annexe play a role in mean tap invent draught move be guilty of keep to rig come by cook up jockey angle put to work put to use be to blame for gather derive rake in pull in pay out be true be faithful fashion drum up come up with pick up play games knock down put forth cop come into possession of scrape together pull down bring home the bacon capitalize on make the grade play on make use of wrangle be as good as make the most of stand by stick to lay out hit upon put into force be a source of bring something on acquit issue break in break the ice constitute deposit sway open be a factor in impel pose dispose put something into effect open the door for put into place oil the wheels of be partly responsible for forward have the effect of transgress wax equal imply objectify exhibit mediate get up press make work be the origin of dawn spring break appear arise commence grow into go through redound to source regulate start off bring up have as a consequence have as a result enable result fulfill your potential bear out gain fulfillment do proud put screws to fire up get things rolling start the ball rolling legislate declare run into necessitate be behind redound symbolize represent portray invite assume risk unleash up and do summon magic engineer a way shift work it elaborate cogitate swing it find a way follow out follow up provide the means for cost symbolise blueprint vent reorganize reorganise corporealize bring into effect pay have an effect on merit deserve justify accrue ratify sanction furnish warrant indulge visit express bring to life give life make something appear produce as if by magic proffer wield improvise think up draw up wage approve proclaim lay down gratify make a reality take over chart dream up utilise exploit harness utilize respect uphold blossom beam offer admit stir quicken wreck mete out accommodate becast vamp up trump up vamp forge dictate sketch out set out strategize lay sketch lay plans diagram describe block out cast dope out delineate trace accede to be elevated to come into come to have be in line for pay one's dues be entitled to be gainfully employed make it big profit sock bring home scare up make fast buck bring home the groceries be deserving of hustle be worthy of have a right to eke out redeem answer acknowledge adopt order cast about throw together lay on haul in sell for gather in give off sanctify deploy give vent to force upon grab purchase ordain intend coincide with pay regard to fall in with cohere with measure up to tally with pass muster agree to assent to yield to cope with square with be good enough submit to be guided by be bound by be heedful of go along with fit the bill respond to cooperate with act according to check with fill the bill goose-step to harmonize with accommodate to cut the mustard match up to perform according to cater to be in accordance with be loyal to chord with glean access buy command hammer something out pocket nab collect receive retrieve be given give free rein to get at save occupy beg borrow or steal gobble up get one's hands on blag recover hoard schlenter get your hands on scrape up salvage get hold of lay up lay hold of corral bid bargain call upon prepare transform treat wish want come to terms about form a resolution about choose rule figure call into play avail yourself of avail oneself of control convert insist demand request enjoin will approach set about devote oneself to go about occupy oneself with get on with get busy with attempt work at be employed name opt come to a satisfactory conclusion on come to a decision on make ready see to alter settle upon settle on choreograph mobilize mount superintend choose to do optimise optimize adapt act with attend to recondition redress transition adjust change vary metamorphose repair perform on encompass coordinate put together button up con doctor supervise mobilise plant scam cook upstage fix up pull strings pull wires put one on put one over

Verb

(of food or drink) To consume or get through the final amount or portion of
consume devour drink eat gobble gorge munch ingest scoff chomp down gulp guzzle hoover quaff scarf swallow take demolish imbibe ingurgitate neck snarf swill finish off gobble up clean out drink up feed on gulp down lap up put away scarf down scarf up scoff down stuff down tuck into wash up wolf down chow down cram in feast on polish off snack on snarf down snarf up toss down tuck away tuck in gorge oneself on stuff one's face wolf bolt sink partake of gobble down chew nosh swig champ cram down bolt down swill down pack away gollop shovel down toss off shift dispose of chug inhale get stuck into pig out on make short work of get outside of eat up get one's laughing gear round bib sup knock something back suck sip slurp slug drink down drain kill knock back gormandize digest have gormandise ruminate dispatch masticate engorge bite absorb attack gorge on cram put down feast upon dig in feed one's face take in peck at pork out on make a pig of oneself stuff one's face with stuff glut pig oneself on pig out gorb slop overeat feed stuff oneself with dine overindulge raven graze on taste partake nibble satiate eat heartily englut eat greedily eat hungrily Hoover fill manducate indulge drop belt chugalug get down dispose gourmandize gluttonize murder sate binge binge-eat munch on choke live on dine on stuff your face slosh blimp out subsist on exist on mow down surfeit cloy eat like a horse jade chow eat quickly guzzle down chomp on chow on touch snack assimilate swallow hurriedly drink in delight in toss destroy engulf put slug down hoist banquet lap jam pack eat voraciously congest overfeed meal on gasp take over swallow up regale overfill pound down choke down pour drain one's glass belt down wash down lunch breakfast sicken bevvy junket bevy nauseate feast stuff yourself with cram oneself with gourmandize on scarf out dive in stuff oneself pork out load up on indulge in wine and dine pall satisfy stuff yourself eat sumptuously eat your fill eat one's fill of fare sumptuously binge on eat to your heart's content overindulge in have breakfast have tea lunch on have lunch have dinner breakfast on shovel it in eat to excess have supper tuck on make a pig of oneself on live off depend on pick at eat between meals rely for nourishment on thrive on have as food subsist graze fare on prey on rely on for nourishment take as nourishment sustain oneself of

Verb

(of a resource) To consume or get through the final amount or portion of
deplete expend exhaust use dispatch drain consume spend empty finish off use up clean out get through go through dispose of run through empty out dissipate waste burn squander devour fritter away suck dry draw down absorb sap bleed milk impoverish play out eat up utilize bleed dry wash up utilise diminish bankrupt draw run out wear out dry up run down finish up frivol away swallow up strain blow dry eat employ attenuate take last of slash make use of dig into burn through run up throw away burn up blow through reduce evacuate decrease gobble guzzle fritter lessen lose avail oneself of have recourse to put to use lower pay out eat through spend like water exhaust one's supply of cut back pare down slim down undermine weaken siphon syphon break bust tap divert catheterize draw off get rid of take up pump out burn out free from filter off get last drop void dispel disperse deprive fleece ruin lavish misspend splurge exploit wipe out fiddle away trifle away misuse wreck pauperize waste away spend recklessly bring to ruin bring down run out of throw around like confetti pour down the drain be wasteful with squeeze make somebody skint make somebody broke enervate suck the life out of bring to its knees occupy throw frivol wanton outlay suffer the loss of shell out lay out dispense with fiddle trifle destroy liquidate spend freely scatter blue be prodigal with annihilate stop having be deprived of cough up discharge make poor use of dump crush make destitute decimate ruinate ravage engulf demolish kiss goodbye indulge oneself throw down the drain spend money as if it grows on trees spend money as if there were no tomorrow spend money as if it were going out of fashion spend money as if it were going out of style disinherit sacrifice dispossess no longer have divest envelop devastate gut raze pillage beggar disfigure lay waste cripple financially reduce to beggary misapply ebb misemploy gamble away run dry

Verb

To end the life of, or defeat comprehensively
kill execute annihilate murder slaughter butcher destroy massacre ruin slay assassinate dispatch eradicate exterminate overcome liquidate overpower rout defeat down vaporise vaporize worst best devastate overwhelm dispose of knock off take out bring down bump off do away with do in put away rub out blow away carry off get rid of put paid to take off take someone's life drive to the wall move in for the kill put an end to administer the coup de grâce give the coup de grâce whack neutralize off eliminate waste terminate neutralise ice snuff croak wipe out get put to death top finish off decimate stiff smoke hit guillotine lynch mow down cool cut to pieces do for cut down shoot obliterate wax fell erase hang garrotte scrag garrote take the life of do to death cause the death of dust off put to sleep end zap chill extinguish shatter crucify electrocute behead decapitate smite claim blackball immolate asphyxiate abolish strangle nix make away with shoot down euthanize polish off put down put to the sword end the life of put out of its misery silence take wipe off the face of the earth gun down blast extirpate deprive grease stab dust wipe from the face of the earth suffocate sacrifice kill off fry bowstring snuff out stretch out cancel discard take away discontinue dispense with remove mangle stick send to the gas chambers mutilate torture maim beat vanquish send to the chair stone to death send to the gas chamber put before a firing squad send to the gibbet carry out a sentence of death on string up send to the electric chair purge gas wrack wreck cream nuke smash pulverize desolate raze total demolish murk smother garotte do knife tear down pull down blow someone's brains out take a life give someone the works blot out terminate with extreme prejudice dilapidate pulverise bankrupt send to the gallows head gibbet hang by the neck neck decollate take care of bag deep-six expunge bring to the block cut off the head of stamp out stone lop rub someone out drop efface depopulate scratch sterilise exclude drag sterilize knock someone off pot plug kill in cold blood mass murder see the back of clear away take down drag down ethnically cleanse send to kingdom come clean up root out black out sweep away string someone up cut off somebody's head pick off make swing pump full of lead put a bullet in suicide noose ravage execute by hanging send to the scaffold suspend by the neck commit genocide lay waste cut a swath through wreak havoc on put end to ax amputate axe truncate put on the block chop off one's head

Verb

To eliminate or put an end to
crack down crush end quash squash subdue curb quell overcome extinguish stifle squelch repress suppress terminate defeat destroy beat abolish quench frustrate thwart annihilate demolish eradicate eliminate extirpate scotch clobber rout put down crack down on put an end to weed out get rid of nip in the bud put a stop to wipe out put the kibosh on check silence conquer stamp out overwhelm clamp down on snuff out slap down put out stamp something out overthrow trash snow under scrunch squish control stop vanquish overpower kill queer subjugate knock out put the lid on shut down sit on arrest halt inhibit bridle master lick restrain cut off tame dominate govern triumph over get the better of curtail gain mastery over cut short best surmount dispatch stem contain deaden prevail over rein in block out abate win against regulate throttle get a grip on gain control of hold back bring to an end put paid to strangle at birth obstruct block impede censure hinder limit solve nip something in the bud torpedo clamp down pour cold water on throw cold water on gain control over discontinue cow bring to screeching halt put an stop to overmatch hegemonize manage settle censor dumb clam dull upend rule overbear direct get command trample bottle spike overturn clamp shush interrupt bury find an answer to find a solution to worst get over skunk trample on drive underground keep inside hold in hold down keep in get around put lid on put kibosh on bring to naught beat down do down choke off put the stopper on bring to a halt do for bring to a stop put a lid on close up keep down say nothing constrain smother moderate soften mellow damp lessen diminish keep in check tone down remove keep the lid on obscure erase keep a lid on quieten down obliterate exterminate expunge hold in check get under control wreck pulverize ruin liquidate disrupt undo finish off vaporize wrack cream nuke smash desolate decimate waste shatter raze total devastate upset rub out do away with blot out pull down wipe off the map wipe off the face of the earth tear down take away take out do in pulverise vaporise

Verb

To defeat, subdue or overcome with superior strength
overpower subdue conquer defeat beat vanquish subjugate trounce best master rout lick quash suppress overthrow thrash quell clobber worst repress drub cream stuff dominate murder own whip tank subject control smash break reduce pacify bury total hegemonize overturn subordinate overshadow throw upset trash wax prevail waste torpedo bulldoze stagger immobilise immobilize blank dumbfound overawe shellack stretch triumph over prevail over get the better of wipe the floor with make mincemeat of be victorious over bring someone to their knees knock out put away blow out of the water gain mastery over beat down bear down take out gain a victory over take care of gain control over render incapable bowl over render helpless render powerless roll over shut off lay one out get the upper hand over crush destroy annihilate massacre overwhelm smother defeat utterly beat hollow wipe out cut to pieces overcome devastate defeat heavily defeat easily eradicate demoralise render speechless overrun grind down demoralize win astonish put paid to knock for six paste flatten shellac skunk hammer wallop demolish whomp pound slaughter smoke crucify whup pulverize trim whop whap marmalize dust bomb tromp skin kill cane slam lambaste zap swamp outmaneuver larrup pulverise outmanoeuvre blow out take to the cleaners give someone a drubbing turn inside out walk all over win a resounding victory over blow away snow under give someone a hiding shut out drive off put to flight beat back clean up on wipe off map throw back in confusion put to rout blow out of water run rings around surmount undo dispatch stop take upend overmatch get overbear give someone a pasting win against get around outdo do down walk over outplay pommel surpass outstrip outclass flog work over run rings round be victorious pip at the post give a drubbing to excel floor top bust trample subvert sink outrun spank humble triumph strike take it all bash give a hiding down steamroll whack hurdle deck ruin whitewash outwit slay drop edge tan route obliterate outjump shipwreck flax outflank butcher outhit decimate ambush entrap win over plow under rise above hide belt edge out nose out put down maul batter thump bludgeon thresh finish off run roughshod over KO mow down win a victory over leather buffet bring to ruin take to cleaners roll back put an end to come out on top pummel baste roll whale slog do curry bring to their knees take a stick to chastise rough up punish pummelled mess up pwn beat up chasten pick apart bung up humiliate outsmart curb weather survive shock oppress stun outlive render muller knock over topple knock socks off come out on top of blast steamroller settle raze to the ground turn something inside out thwart foil checkmate do in circumvent frustrate knock the stuffing out of dispose of level raze unbuild confound discomfit override overmaster make a fool of get one up on gain the advantage over mop up run circles around take apart capsize pull down tear down turn over exceed succeed over transcend eclipse bring to knees outshine better put in their place shut down trample underfoot cap outperform overtop trump outmatch outgun slap about tower over outrival overtake hose outdistance knock spots off improve on be better than put in the shade go one better than do better than shoot ahead of sweep carry the day take the prize prevail against be successful get last laugh come first take the cake win through gain mastery of take the honours be the victor gain ascendancy over win hands down win out take the crown gain a victory lather cook one's goose fix one's wagon defeat someone heavily wipe off the mat

Verb

To coat with a (typically metallic) layer
plate cover coat laminate overlay veneer face gild sheet encrust anodize electroplate nickel platinize enamel galvanise galvanize foil tin bronze chrome layer protect scale shield silver surface glaze inlay varnish wash plaster pave blanket dress overspread clad carpet line smear flake stratify overlie mantle daub bedaub skin spread put a facing on foliate separate overlayer split seal enclose exfoliate sheathe level sheath swathe shellac envelop lap veil overlap shroud encase ornament adorn cloak decorate refinish shingle superimpose suffuse gloss smooth side drape put over paint cake besmear dip incrust brush conceal smother stain apply crust hide spread over rub cap top crown slather anoint surround wrap lacquer extend over polish buff smudge wax skim enshroud ice frost resurface put tint colour japan dye lather enfold dab burnish spatter mask color slap obscure distemper splash bespatter disguise screen shade spray slop cloud enwrap wipe glass submerge paste cover thickly swab grease splatter suppress belie curtain occult cocoon slick slap on embellish lard clothe put on paper over oil blot out apply paint to highlight rime eclipse camouflage spread around canopy film butter lay spread thickly over spread thickly dissemble dissimulate lay on soil smirch resin dress up furbish cover with icing luster lustre cream begrime befoul besmirch sully pall bury house glue bind cement mortar gum adhere glance vitrify shine tip surmount mark splodge splotch tar make shiny patch beslubber beslobber streak texture variegate plaster over swaddle inclose closet case encage cage make lustrous make vitreous lubricate develop elaborate stop overtop crest plug rub on put a finish on enswathe scrub mop give a shine to lube wrap up smooth off panel reinforce interline cream in apply oil make slippery pomade loosen smear with oil pad back ceil fill paper work in pack quilt stuff wainscot wad bush put a lining in layer on put a backing on layer over whitewash pigment bepaint tincture tinge emulsion spray-paint airbrush roller draft undercoat figure fresco stipple draught compose design touch up cover up gloss over catch a likeness put on coats

Verb

Improve, refine, or add the finishing touches to
polish perfect improve refine correct enhance emend hone embellish complete consummate copy-edit finalise finalize rephrase revise rewrite cultivate rescript amend better brush up mature mend practise practice round sleek slick clean up finish off go over touch up improve performance make improvement work on put the final touches to put the finishing touches to temper fine-tune elaborate edit elevate crown polish up tweak restore renovate repair rework fix refresh modify recondition retouch develop ameliorate augment upgrade build on boost amplify reinforce lift raise advance progress enrich help supplement build sharpen expand expand on further meliorate increase strengthen add detail to add flesh to beef up fortify flesh out revamp elaborate on add to extend make strides grow promote heighten enlarge on train prepare reform broaden rectify embroider fill out straighten out bolster optimize optimise propel improve on work up put flesh on the bones of rehearse uplift build up smarten expatiate on update study make perfect repeat shape up complement endow aggrandize prosper work hard at devote yourself to appreciate go through intensify move forward get better at brush up on devote oneself to step up take the next step gain ground polish up on stimulate run through reenforce smarten up soup up work out mitigate vitalize remediate adjust rise purify recuperate turn the corner perk up set right take off pick up put flesh on exploit utilize expatiate groom spruce up take to the next level add value to foster detail give details enlarge assuage fix up transcend make better forward excel redress change for the better flesh something out magnify fast-track scale up utilise make headway make progress forge ahead compound drive consolidate tighten up envigorate invigorate inflate boost up smooth deepen exercise work at parlay exalt burnish top up illume maintain moderate benefit reanimate rehab revive save revitalise refurbish resurrect revitalize fine revivify sustain facilitate ease redraft work spike pad up pyramid sweeten iterate attempt try jack up hike up make richer hop up jazz up run up push ahead push on hasten launch recite run over shake-down habituate drill thrive forge ahead with make headway with multiply continue ahead get with it press on press forward bring forward form get ahead of take it to the next level come on do again dress rehearse try out warm up walk through dry run become seasoned tune up

Verb

To persevere or continue with a task or stance despite it being menial, difficult, or boring
plough on persist continue persevere remain endure maintain grind stay beaver drudge labor labour stick toil insist press on go on keep going carry on plow on press ahead keep on not give up hold on plug away struggle on keep at it be persistent plod on be determined hold out soldier on hammer away grind away peg away be tenacious stand firm be pertinacious follow something through see something through stand fast show determination stay with something hang on keep going with keep on at not cease from not falter in see through show determination in go the distance stay the course bash on stick at it keep it up hang in there stick it out be patient stop at nothing be diligent leave no stone unturned not take no for an answer stand one's ground stick to one's guns proceed advance progress forge ahead move forward push on make progress make headway move onward go forward march on go ahead go move push forward push move along push ahead move ahead forge on gain ground crack on journey march drive speed shoot travel press forward go forth stick at make inroads keep at cover ground get on head navigate cross propel pass move on continue on come along storm dispatch last make one's way edge stick with it stick with hang tough hang in see it through hold fast come forward soldier on with gut it out develop stay with it carry on doggedly be resolute transit track stick to your guns peregrinate traverse perambulate proceed along cut across forge work follow walk pursue your goal keep your hand in be stubborn go to the mat go for broke keep driving remain firm go for it be resolved pursue fly fare work one's way progress towards play cruise pace go along get along run through go off truck gather way work towards make inroads into launch pass on continue ahead move out persevere with persist with continue with be resolute in be steadfast in be pertinacious in slave complete be persistent in drive forward keep running run along bash on with slave away at plough through hammer away at work away at be steadfast struggle on with keep your nose to the grindstone peg away at stick to plug away at press on with plow through carry on with extend tarry be project hold perdure take run on perpetuate live bide exist recur stay around be prolonged linger live on abide have no end drag on stick around sustain protract repeat stay on increase speed advance rapidly make swift progress progress quickly come to the fore put a spurt on take the lead survive keep up hold up prevail strive exert oneself stand your ground work hard travail beaver away struggle sweat endeavor buckle down endeavour tough it out carry through slog moil plug plod stay with hustle slog away bear dig your heels in keep grub resist persist in persevere in withstand strain plow tug stand hump outlast last out plough weather graft dig away bang away knuckle down bear up follow through bear down work like a dog work like a Trojan sweat blood go on with proceed with be durable keep on with stand up put up with it fight grin and bear it direct persist at wear handle conduct study hard be assiduous show dedication be industrious show commitment put up with ride out try hard buckle to run slave away plod away make an effort commit oneself devote oneself spare no effort apply oneself work at see it through to the end kill oneself get stuck in chug away be left follow up use some elbow grease go the limit get one's head down cling on come through work one's butt off exert yourself go all the way wear well keep striving keep attempting carry on trying suffer reserve stay pat not budge operate keep trying work one's nuts off be comfortable be stable perseverate not give up with put one's back into cut it remain alive stay alive make the cut devote spin out peg commit give bullock hammer smile and nod grit one's teeth lump hold one's ground dedicate trail drag knock oneself out trample hike schlepp work day and night stick to guns address concentrate outlive manage work your fingers to the bone apply yourself to kill oneself with drudge away work one's socks off on graft away not cease make it dig bend stay fresh hack it do something constantly do something incessantly not stop doing something do something continually discharge wage practise be firm fight on hold your own take pains toil on apply study happen ramble act come about behave deport comport occur take place execute engage in hold true meet make a stand draw out pocket press someone brook absorb accept countenance remain true support stretch out hack hold good carry-on stomach be emphatic remain unchanged stay staunch tolerate take it like a man be timeless keep one's nose to the grindstone give best shot do one's best pour it on pull out all stops give old college try put one's back in it put one's shoulder to the wheel give one's all hit the ball give all one's got make effort wear on be long lived never say die stand up for oneself practice prosecute keep on at someone sweat out brook no refusal put your foot down lay down the law take the bad with the good take the rough with the smooth go ahead with work away clutch grasp latch on hang about wait loiter be tough kick your heels grip cling keep a hold on hang around pay attention be attentive head-down keep your head down bear with stretch stick out lie push on with not stop reach lead give it one's all dive in go all out give it all one has creep range spread go round circulate encompass go around trend move past never cease carry forward get on with

Verb

To remove completely, leaving no trace
obliterate eradicate erase cancel destroy efface expunge delete demolish devastate desolate eliminate extirpate remove abolish annihilate decimate excise exterminate extinguish kill liquidate nix raze waste wreck axe ax level off scratch scrub squash torpedo total trash zap cover cut defeat obscure ravage sink smash rub out wipe out blot out snuff out stamp out root out black out blank out get rid of block out remove all traces of sweep away wipe off face of earth wipe off the face of the earth clean up cross out wipe off the map finish off blow sky-high ink out knock off knock out KO mark out put paid to score out strike out take out rub off shoot down wash out X-out blow to bits take apart blue pencil do in destroy root and branch end terminate quash nullify overturn annul do away with overthrow put an end to bring to an end quell dispatch slaughter massacre butcher put a stop to abort wipe from the face of the earth dissolve void repeal invalidate rescind ditch junk revoke stop shed abrogate drop discard scrap suppress jettison throw out vitiate repudiate countermand discontinue retract subvert withdraw chop disannul abate negate vacate null dispense with dump avoid deracinate strike down squelch inhibit supersede prohibit disestablish undo roll back call off close down set aside put kibosh on give something the chop knock something on the head put the kibosh on ruin shatter pulverize wrack nuke vaporize cream blue-pencil dispose of cancel out cut out blow away pulverise vaporise tear down pull down slay conceal crush uproot purge censor dele scratch out edit weed out put a line through white out cast aside overwhelm beat benothing wipe forget break off exsect put down stifle obfuscate shade darken batten smother eclipse dust fade erode put out of your mind cover over smooth away rub away wear away recall murder execute assassinate croak cover up pass out hold back make dark keel over cut off reverse stiff ice whack top smoke obviate renege scrag disclaim overrule override call abandon discharge renounce recant take back omit deny black dismantle make void backpedal disown exclude dismiss lift abjure counterorder render invalid forswear put to death do to death redact wipe off bowdlerize cry off call back elide bump off put to the sword cut down mow down take the life of send to the gas chambers give someone the works ethnically cleanse polish off send to kingdom come terminate with extreme prejudice blow someone's brains out end the life of trim blank gut strike bowdlerise blot scrape off launder render null and void declare invalid declare null and void back out of x out stroke out edit out X out chuck unload cull dispose toss expel relinquish bin exorcize exorcise reject cashier eject pitch lose throw overboard shuck off have done with chuck out part with eighty-six fling off get shot of throw on the scrapheap shake off cast off slough off fling away cast away chuck away thrust aside lay by dispossess toss out throw away can deep-six

Verb

To fix, correct, revise or improve (a text or document)
edit revise correct adapt check improve polish redraft rewrite condense emend rephrase rework censor copy-edit assemble cut modify redact reword abridge annotate rescript revamp shorten approve alter amend amplify analyse analyze assign blue-pencil butcher change compile compose delete discard draught draft excise feature fine-tune massage prepare prescribe proofread publish recalibrate rectify refine regulate rehash report retouch scrub splice style tighten trim clean up iron out boil down check over fix up fly speck go over make up set up strike out tidy up write over prepare for publication adjust update recast reform better redo upgrade reshape reorganize remodel reorganise touch up perfect vary enhance tweak develop redraw ameliorate repair help debug remake fix refashion redesign restyle reconstruct make over overhaul remedy look over hone elevate convert set right right red-pencil remould transform rejig temper metamorphose square go through fashion mend emendate remold progress mold tailor readjust modulate rearrange lift raise affect doctor mould turn around make adjustments to make alterations to boost cultivate clarify rebrand shape up straighten out pick up qualify transmute transfigure turn the corner put right shift evolve renovate redress meliorate enrich switch mutate morph revolutionize shape retool reorient customize translate reorder regenerate reorientate reconcile moderate diversify warp reconfigure revolutionise reconstitute turn alternate replace tamper with reshuffle transpose rejigger commute review make innovations permute interchange customise refurbish tune remap subedit reread examine give something the once-over advance rise heighten increase expurgate bowdlerize say differently bowdlerise augment sharpen purify recuperate fit cure suit condition make strides perk up take off make perfect bend paraphrase make improvements to put make make good sort out optimise optimize elaborate complete grow metastasize move metamorphize renew reclaim look through mark up copyedit remove errors check through rebuild transmogrify put differently XXX patch up clear up deal with consummate crown polish up transubstantiate alchemize diverge do over fiddle with make right pay dues set straight finish off express differently put another way put in other words metamorphosize redevelop get with it set the record straight clean up act put in order rehabilitate permutate denature refit recondition cook transfer pass realign transmutate transit turn over new leaf turn the tables stir up change completely shift gears sing different tune switch over turn upside down do up put the finishing touches to put the final touches to compare scan scrutinize reexamine scrutinise launder fluctuate distort transition swing disguise flip-flop substitute vacillate swap veer displace pay one's dues make up for maintain strengthen beef up benefit mitigate reanimate vitalize bolster rehab revive save revitalise resurrect revitalize fine revivify remediate stimulate sustain facilitate ease restore fortify bone up brush up freshen up tamper order remix shuffle become different arrange make different put to rights resolve settle retrieve make better solve set to rights heal make amends for recompense dial back spruce up harmonize harmonise smarten modernize redeem compensate compensate for smarten up redecorate patch modernise straighten up beautify expiate atone for make reparation for make amends make restitution for refresh balance gussy up counteract service change for the better rejuvenate even up turn things around uplift promote tidy straighten pay for reinforce neaten make restitution make reparation sort work on see to atone appease requite bring up to code reenforce retread face-lift make tidy make recompense for make level tune up do penance make good for make redress for put on the right track put something to rights avenge conciliate reward furnish go straight do justice turn one around become aid make changes to fine tune phony up correct mid-course build on spell-check alleviate become better step up offset end attend to restitute transcend excel improve on bring around remove eliminate remaster groom dress up deck primp spiff provide appreciate further square up clean up one's act take care of forgive absolve excuse purge relieve diagnose untangle troubleshoot delouse unscramble unravel assuage forward fettle streamline get working cancel countercheck frustrate neutralise annul negate negative neutralize vindicate posh up make smarter tart up doll up make neater spruce jazz up brighten up doctor up re-create put back together restore to working order pay recompense for contemporize make as good as new do away with get to the bottom of be the answer to put an end to be the solution to embellish square things do penance for rationalize innovate re-equip level out balance out restore the balance even out answer rationalise finalize bring up to date propitiate work the bugs out of make redress pay the price say sorry make recompense redeem oneself absolve oneself take one's medicine