Finish and Start


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

Start is an antonym for finish in topics: stop, consume, defeat, perfect, conclusion.

Nearby Words: finished, finis, finishing, finisher


Start noun - The point at which something begins.
Usage example: knew from the start of the game that he would win easily

Finish is an antonym for start in topics: begin, beginning, establish, set about, set in motion.

How words are described

good good finish good start
high high finish high start
clean clean finish clean start
best best finish best start
Other adjectives: original, proper, top, awkward, actual, bad, quick, new, early, final, several.

Common collocations

mode finish mode start mode
business finish business start business
work finish work start work
match finish match start match
Other words: job, race, training, series, stage, time, way, level, school, game, story, fight, battle, song, mission, quest, war, fights.

Both words in one sentence

  • Most of the time in the Black & White series, you really don't have to worry about uncontrollable cutscenes until you start or finish a quest scroll.
  • Life Meter Also, as there are both defined start and finish points, you could also win be crossing the finish line first.
    Source: Life Meter
  • Disney / Wreck-It Ralph With Sugar Rush, it's likely that the camera view is provided by a hovering marshmallow with a TV camera hooked into the jumbotrons at the start/finish line.
Cite this Source
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Start or Finish. 2016. Accessed August 08, 2022.
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