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"finger" in British English

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fingernoun [C]

uk   /ˈfɪŋ.ɡər/ us   /ˈfɪŋ.ɡɚ/

fingerverb [T]

uk   /ˈfɪŋ.ɡər/ us   /ˈfɪŋ.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.
(Definition of finger from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"finger" in American English

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fingernoun [C]

us   /ˈfɪŋ·ɡər/
any of the long, thin parts of the hand that bend and hold things, esp. one other than the thumb: I cut my finger when I was chopping onions.
A finger is also a part of a glove (= piece of clothing for the hand) that covers a finger.

fingerverb [T]

us   /ˈfɪŋ·ɡər/
to touch or feel something with the fingers: He fingered his watch nervously as he waited for the exam to begin.
slang If you finger someone, you tell the police that the person is guilty of a crime.
(Definition of finger from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"finger" in Business English

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fingernoun [C]

uk   /ˈfɪŋɡər/ us  
have/be caught with your fingers in the till
to steal money, or to be discovered to be stealing money, from the place where you work: He was caught with his fingers in the till after management set up a covert surveillance system.
(Definition of finger from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“finger” in American English

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Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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