Finish and Open


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Finish verb – To bring (an event) to a natural or appropriate stopping point.
Usage example: we'll finish the concert before dark

Open is an antonym for finish in get done topic.
Nearby Words: finished, finis, finishing, finisher
Antonyms for Finish


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Open verb – To take the first step in (a process or course of action).
Usage example: we will open the proceedings tomorrow with a short ceremony

Finish is an antonym for open in topics: begin, start, clear.
Nearby Words: opening, openness, opened, opener
Antonyms for Open
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Common collocations

business finish business open business
show finish show open show
episode finish episode open episode
way finish way open way
Other nouns: level, fight, film.

Both words in one sentence

  • Fastball Special Toward the end of his fight with Pain, Naruto uses two of his shadow clones to throw himself at Pain's Deva body in order to strike him with the Rasengan fast enough to catch him while he was open and finish him off.
  • Film / Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Family-Unfriendly Death: Snape's death scene, with Voldemort slashing Snape's throat open with Sectumsempra then having Nagini finish him, with blood splattering on the walls.
  • And later mesmerizes Erica to open the upstairs balcony to let him in and finish feeding on her.
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