Finish and Maintain


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Finish verb – To bring (something) to a state where nothing remains to be done.
Maintain is an antonym for finish in topics: consume, defeat, perfect, get done.
Nearby Words: finished, finis, finishing, finisher
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Maintain verb – To keep in good condition.
Finish is an antonym for maintain in topics: continue, keep up.
Nearby Words: maintained, maintaining, maintainable, maintainability
Antonyms for Maintain
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Common collocations

level finish level maintain level

Both words in one sentence

  • Western Animation / Superjail! To maintain status quo, Jackknife ends up crossing the finish line first when he wasn't even participating in the race.
  • Series / Quantum Leap In the episode's final act, Sam is under pressure to maintain his leapee's original third-place finish in the pageant (since she used the money she won to go to school and become a doctor).
  • Wall Run However, Caitlin just tells him to move very fast before Cisco can finish his calculations (despite the fact that this is Cisco's area of expertise) and maintain the speed on the way down to avoid the "splat".
    Source: Wall Run
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Maintain or Finish. 2016. Accessed May 15, 2021.

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