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Definition of To polish off
To polish offPolish Pol"ish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Polished; p. pr. & vb.
n. Polishing.] [F. polir, L. polire. Cf. Polite, -ish]
1. To make smooth and glossy, usually by friction; to
burnish; to overspread with luster; as, to polish glass,
marble, metals, etc.
2. Hence, to refine; to wear off the rudeness, coarseness, or
rusticity of; to make elegant and polite; as, to polish
life or manners. --Milton.
To polish off, to finish completely, as an adversary.
[Slang] --W. H. Russell.
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