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finish

Sport ability to sprint at the end of a race
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Finish

The texture, color, and other properties of a surface that may affect its appearance.
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finish

[′fin·ish]
(materials)
A chemical or other material applied to surfaces to protect them, to alter their appearances, or to modify their physical properties; finishes can be physically, chemically, or electrolytically applied and have value for fabrics and fibers, metals, paper products, plastics, woods, and so on.
The ultimate quality, condition, or appearance of the surface of a material.
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finish

1. The texture, color, and smoothness of a surface, and other properties affecting appearance.
2. The texture and smoothness of a concrete surface after compacting and finishing operations have been performed.
4.See finishing.
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