• To cut the fins from a fish, shark, etc.
  • (Of a fish) to swim with the dorsal fin above the surface of the water.
  • To swim in the manner of a fish.
  • To provide (a motor vehicle etc) with fins.


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  • From Middle English fin, from Old English finn, from Proto-Germanic *finnō, *finǭ (compare Dutch vin, German Finne, Swedish fena), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)pīn- ("backbone, dorsal fin") (compare Old Irish ind ("end, point"), Latin pinna ("feather, wing"), Tocharian A spin ("hook"), Sanskrit स्फ्य ("splinter, staff").
  • From Yiddish פֿינף. five, pimp, and finnuf.

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