Finish and Start


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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

Start is an antonym for finish in topics: stop, consume, defeat, perfect, conclusion.
Nearby Words: finished, finis, finishing, finisher
Antonyms for Finish


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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.
Nearby Words: started, startled, starting, starter, startup
Antonyms for Start
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How words are described

high high finish high start
clean clean finish clean start
original original finish original start
proper proper finish proper start
Other adjectives: round, 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 nouns: job, race, training, series, time, way, level, school, game, story, book, 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.
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Start or Finish. 2016. Accessed April 13, 2021.

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