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Finish off the job? (7)

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I believe the answer is:

execute

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(Other definitions for execute that I've seen before include "Carry out - official killing?" , "Put to death - put into effect" , "Inflict capital punishment upon" , "Perform or kill legally" , "Put to death or carry out, say plan" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail and The Sun.
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