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English definition of “give sb the finger”

give sb the finger

US
to show someone in an offensive way that you are angry with that person by turning the back of your hand towards them and putting your middle finger upGestures with the hands or arms
(Definition of give sb the finger from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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