Continue and Finish


Continue verb - To remain indefinitely in existence or in the same state.
Usage example: the heavy snow continued throughout the night

Finish is an antonym for continue in topics: go on, cease, persist, resume.


Finish verb - To come to an end.
Usage example: the three-day race finished yesterday

Continue is an antonym for finish in topics: start, get done.

Nearby Words: finished, finis, finishing, finisher

Common collocations

business continue business finish business
work continue work finish work
project continue project finish project
match continue match finish match
Other words: job, race, training, plot, series, show, time, way, plan, level, game, story, journey, fight, battle, conversation, song, mission, quest, war.

Both words in one sentence

  • The Matrix: Path of Neo has kicks, uppercuts and throws to start off, continue and finish air combos.
    Source: Launcher Move
  • Admittedly Hagen had to hurt several people and steal the technology and Batman originally offered to help Hagen himself, as well as claiming "the lab boys will take it from here", from which we can assume they would continue and finish the procedure.
  • He's said to have made it a point to, in case he can't finish a story, to tell fellow authors the rest so they can continue his work.
    Source: No Ending
Cite this Source
Finish and Continue. (2016). Retrieved 2023, June 05, from
Continue & Finish. N.p., 2016. Web. 05 Jun. 2023. <>.
Finish or Continue. 2016. Accessed June 05, 2023.
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