HyperDic: polish_off

English > 3 senses of the expression polish off:
VERBchangepolish off, get through, wrap up, finish off, mop up, clear up, finish upfinish a task completely
socialpolish off, murder, slay, hit, dispatch, bump off, off, removekill intentionally and with premeditation
consumptionpolish off, eat up, finishfinish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table
English > polish off: 3 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningFinish a task completely.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsget through, wrap up, finish off, mop up, clear up, finish up
Narrowercap offFinish or complete, as with some decisive action / action
Broadercomplete, finishCome or bring to a finish or an end / end
Spanishacabar con, rematar, terminar
Catalanacabar, rematar
English > polish off: 3 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningkill intentionally and with premeditation.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsmurder, slay, hit, dispatch, bump off, off, remove
Narrowerburkemurder without leaving a trace on the body
executemurder in a planned fashion
BroaderkillCause to die
Spanishasesinar, borrar, cargarse, despachar, echarse, eliminar, matar, matar violentamente, quitar de enmedio
Catalanassassinar, carregar-se, eliminar, treure de'n mig
English > polish off: 3 senses > verb 3, consumption
MeaningFinish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey polish off more bread
Synonymseat up, finish
Narrowerdevour, demolish, down, consume, go throughEat immoderately
tuck in, tuck away, put awayeat up
Broadereattake in solid food

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