Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb polish_off

3 senses of polish off

Sense 1
get through, wrap up, finish off, mop up, polish off, clear up, finish up -- (finish a task completely; "I finally got through this homework assignment")
       => complete, finish -- (come or bring to a finish or an end; "He finished the dishes"; "She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree"; "The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours")

Sense 2
murder, slay, hit, dispatch, bump off, off, polish off, remove -- (kill intentionally and with premeditation; "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered")
       => kill -- (cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays")

Sense 3
eat up, finish, polish off -- (finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table; "She polished off the remaining potatoes")
       => eat -- (take in solid food; "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?")

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