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fingerprint

noun [C] uk   /ˈfɪŋ.ɡə.prɪnt/ us    /-ɡɚ-/
(informal print) the pattern of curved lines on the end of a finger or thumb that is different in every person, or a mark left by this pattern: His fingerprints were all over the gun. The police have taken fingerprints from every man in the neighbourhood. a fingermark

fingerprint

verb [T] uk   /ˈfɪŋ.ɡə.prɪnt/ us    /-ɡɚ-/
to record the pattern of someone's fingerprints: We would like to fingerprint every one of your employees.
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