fin|ger1 W2S2 [ˈfıŋgə US -ər] n
↑finger, ↑fingernail, ↑thumb
1¦(part of your hand)¦
2 cross your fingers
3 not lift/raise a finger
4 put your finger on something
5 not lay a finger on somebody
6 have/keep your finger on the pulse (of something)
7 have a finger in every pie/ in many pies
8 twist/wrap/wind somebody around your little finger
9 the finger of blame/suspicion
10¦(of a glove)¦
11¦(shaped like a finger)¦
12 pull/get your finger out
13 put two fingers up at somebody
14 give somebody the finger
15 be all fingers and thumbs
16 long-fingered/slim-fingered etc
[: Old English;]
one of the four long thin parts on your hand, not including your thumb
The woman had a ring on her finger, so I assumed she was married.
We ate with our fingers.
run your fingers through/over/along etc sth
She ran her fingers through his hair.
2.) cross your fingers
a) to hope that something will happen the way you want
We're keeping our fingers crossed that she's going to be OK.
b) to secretly put one finger over another finger, because you are telling a lie - done especially by children
'He's nice,' said Laura, crossing her fingers under the table.
3.) not lift/raise a finger
to not make any effort to help someone with their work
I do all the work around the house - Frank never lifts a finger.
4.) put your finger on sth
to know or be able to explain exactly what is wrong, different, or unusual about a situation
There was something about the man that worried Wycliffe, but he couldn't put his finger on it.
5.) not lay a finger on sb
to not hurt someone at all, especially not to hit them
If you so much as lay a finger on me, I'll call the police!
6.) have/keep your finger on the pulse (of sth)
to always know about the most recent changes or developments in a particular situation or activity
people with their finger on the pulse of fashion and pop culture
7.) have a finger in every pie/ in many pies
to be involved in many activities and to have influence over a lot of people, used especially when you think someone has too much influence
8.) twist/wrap/wind sb around your little finger
to be able to persuade someone to do anything that you want
Ed could wrap his mother around his little finger.
9.) the finger of blame/suspicion
The finger of suspicion immediately fell on Broderick.
10.)¦(OF A GLOVE)¦
the part of a ↑glove that covers your finger
anything that is long and thin, like the shape of a finger, especially a piece of land, an area of water, or a piece of food
fish fingers
chocolate fingers
finger of
the long finger of Chile
12.) pull/get your finger out
BrE informal used to tell someone to work harder
13.) put two fingers up at sb
BrE informal to show someone you are angry with them in a very offensive way by holding up your first two fingers with the back of your hand facing them
14.) give sb the finger
AmE informal to show someone you are angry with them in a very offensive way by holding up your middle finger with the back of your hand facing them
15.) be all fingers and thumbs
BrE to use your hands in an awkward or careless way, so that you drop or break things
16.) long-fingered/slim-fingered etc
having long fingers, slim fingers etc
lovely long-fingered hands
17.) ¦(DRINK)¦
an amount of an alcoholic drink that is as high in the glass as the width of someone's finger
two fingers of whiskey
→↑butterfingers, fish finger,have your hands/fingers in the till attill2 (3), count sth on the fingers of one hand atcount1 (7), have green fingers atgreen1 (10), burn your fingers/get your fingers burnt atburn1 (16), point the/a finger at sb atpoint2 (9), let sth slip through your fingers atslip1 (15), snap your fingers atsnap1 (7), have sticky fingers atsticky, work your fingers to the bone atwork1 (29)
finger 2
finger2 v [T]
1.) to touch or handle something with your fingers
She fingered the beautiful cloth with envy.
2.) informal if someone, especially a criminal, fingers another criminal, they tell the police what they have done

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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