English version

polish somebody/something ↔ off

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpolish somebody/something ↔ off phrasal verb informala) to finish food, work etc quickly or easily Sam polished off the rest of the pizza. b) American English to kill or defeat a person or animal when they are weak or wounded He was polished off with a shotgun blast to the face. polish→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
polish offDon't keep painting over chipped or worn polish.I couldn't stop him reforming, but when he came together all the polish was gone off.No wind-chill to speak of, to polish us off.She polished it off and began to chew on the ice.
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Verb table
polish
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypolish
he, she, itpolishes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypolished
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave polished
he, she, ithas polished
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad polished
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill polish
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have polished
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam polishing
he, she, itis polishing
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you, we, theyare polishing
Past
I, he, she, itwas polishing
you, we, theywere polishing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been polishing
he, she, ithas been polishing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been polishing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be polishing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been polishing
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