Close and Finish


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Close noun – The stopping of a process or activity.
Usage example: at the close of the evening

Finish is a synonym for close in end topic. In some cases you can use "Finish" instead the word "Close" as a noun or a verb, when it comes to topics like activity, joining, continue, start. popular alternative
Nearby Words: closed, closeness, closing, closely, closure
Synonyms for Close


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Finish noun – The last part of a process or action.
Usage example: a pie-eating contest is the fair's traditional finish

Close is a synonym for finish in end topic. You can use "Close" instead the word "Finish" as a noun or a verb, if it concerns topics such as stop, joining, complete, conclusion. popular alternative
Nearby Words: finished, finis, finishing, finisher
Synonyms for Finish

How words are described

high high close high finish
normal normal close normal finish
short short close short finish
perfect perfect close perfect finish
Other adjectives: proper, actual, blue, quick, final, closest.

Common collocations

part close part finish part
show close show finish show
episode close episode finish episode
time close time finish time
Other nouns: way, school, game, book, fight, conversation, times, fights.

Both words in one sentence

  • To make matters worse, the way the massacre is staged it only seems to have been so Godzilla could lure Mothra close and finish her off before she could flee.
  • Shepard: *Smirks* Get in close and finish them off...
  • Western Animation / Goof Troop Let Us Never Speak of This Again: In "Tub Be or Not Tub Be", the end of the race is so close that it requires a photo finish which shows Pete barely winning.
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