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finger

noun [C] uk   /ˈfɪŋ.ɡər/ us    /-ɡɚ/

finger

verb [T] uk   /ˈfɪŋ.ɡər/ us    /-ɡɚ/

finger verb [T] (TOUCH)

to touch or feel something with your fingers: She fingered her necklace absent-mindedly as she talked.

finger verb [T] (TELL THE POLICE)

informal If you finger someone, you tell the police that they are guilty of a crime.
Translations of “finger”
in Korean 손가락…
in Arabic أصْبَع…
in French doigt…
in Turkish parmak…
in Italian dito…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指除大拇指之外的)手指, (手套)套手指的部分,指部…
in Russian палец…
in Polish palec…
in Spanish dedo…
in Portuguese dedo…
in German der Finger, ein schmales Stück…
in Catalan dit…
in Japanese 指…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指除大拇指之外的)手指, (手套)套手指的部分,指部…
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