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The Definition of - Finger (verb)

    any of the terminal members of the hand, especially one other than the thumb.
    a part of a glove made to receive a finger.
    the breadth of a finger as a unit of measurement; digit.
    the length of a finger: approximately 4½ inches (11 cm).
    Slang. an informer or spy.
    something like a finger in form or use, as a projection or pointer:
    a finger of land leading out into the bay; the finger on the speedometer.
    any of various projecting parts of machines.
    verb (used with object)
    to touch with the fingers; toy or meddle with; handle.
    to touch with the fingers so as to mar or spoil:
    Please don't finger the vegetables.
    to pilfer; filch.
    1. to play on (an instrument) with the fingers.
    2. to perform or mark (a passage of music) with a certain fingering.
    1. to inform against or identify (a criminal) to the authorities:
      He fingered the man who robbed the bank.
    2. to designate as a victim, as of murder or other crime.
    verb (used without object)
    to touch or handle something with the fingers.
    to extend in or as in the shape of a finger:
    Landing piers finger out into the river along the city's shoreline.
    burn one's fingers, to suffer injury or loss by meddling or by acting rashly:
    If you get involved in the controversy, you may burn your fingers.
    give (someone) the finger, Slang. to express contempt for by or as by the obscene gesture of pointing the middle finger upward while folding the other fingers against the palm.
    have a finger in the pie,
    1. to have an interest or share in something.
    2. to meddle in something.
    keep one's fingers crossed, to wish for good luck or success, as in a specific endeavor:
    Keep your fingers crossed that I get the job.
    lay / put one's finger on,
    1. to indicate exactly; remember:
      I know the name, but I can't put my finger on it.
    2. to discover; locate:
      I haven't been able to lay my finger on the book you requested.
    not lift a finger, to make not even a small attempt; do nothing:
    The house was falling into ruin, but he wouldn't lift a finger to repair it.
    put the finger on, Slang. finger (def 12).
    slip through one's fingers,
    1. to elude one, as an opportunity not taken; escape:
      She let the chance of a lifetime slip through her fingers.
    2. to pass or be consumed quickly:
      Money just slips through his fingers.
    snap one's fingers (at), to exhibit disdain or contempt (for):
    She snaps her fingers at the local gossip.
    twist / wrap around one's little finger, to exert one's influence easily or successfully upon:
    He has a remarkable talent for twisting people around his little finger.

Word Example of - Finger

    Example Sentences for finger

    When a window is soiled you can write on it with your finger; then your finger becomes soiled.

    There was no stopping a torrent with a finger; so out it came.

    He hesitated, with his finger upon the switch-button of the weapon.

    I admit it was ridiculous, but you wouldn't lift your finger to make it less so.

    I urged him with my finger but still he refused to see the door.

    The drawing-room door was heard to open, and Morris put her finger on her lips.

    Shmuel started as if he had burnt his finger, and returned to his wife more crestfallen than ever.

    Moya responded as if he had been waiting with his finger on the stud.

    He gave me a costly ring, which I wear on my finger till now.

    Hurd nodded and caught his smooth chin with his finger and thumb.

Word Origin & History of - Finger

    Word Origin & History of Finger

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