polish off

Primary Meanings of polish off

1.
v
finish a task completely
2.
v
kill intentionally and with premeditation
Full Definitions of polish off
1

v finish a task completely

Synonyms:
clear up, finish off, finish up, get through, mop up, wrap up
Types:
cap off
finish or complete, as with some decisive action
Type of:
complete, finish
come or bring to a finish or an end

v finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table

“She polished off the remaining potatoes”
Synonyms:
eat up, finish
Types:
put away, tuck away, tuck in
eat up; usually refers to a considerable quantity of food
Type of:
eat
take in solid food
2

v kill intentionally and with premeditation

Synonyms:
bump off, dispatch, hit, murder, off, remove, slay
Types:
burke
murder without leaving a trace on the body
execute
murder in a planned fashion
Type of:
kill
cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

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