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finger

  
  ( fingers    plural & 3rd person present)   ( fingering    present participle)   ( fingered    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   Your fingers are the four long thin parts at the end of each hand.  
She suddenly held up a small, bony finger and pointed across the room..., She ran her fingers through her hair..., There was a ring on each of his fingers.     
    light-fingered  
2       n-count   The fingers of a glove are the parts that a person's fingers fit into.  
usu pl  
3       n-count   A finger of something such as smoke or land is an amount of it that is shaped rather like a finger.  
N of n, n N   (=strip)  
...a thin finger of land that separates Pakistan from the former Soviet Union..., Cover the base with a single layer of sponge fingers.     
    fish finger  
4       verb   If you finger something, you touch or feel it with your fingers.  
He fingered the few coins in his pocket...      V n  
Self-consciously she fingered the emeralds at her throat.      V n  
5    If you get your fingers burned or burn your fingers, you suffer because something you did or were involved in was a failure or a mistake.  
get your fingers burnt/burn your fingers      phrase   V inflects  
He has had his fingers burnt by deals that turned out badly..., Mr Walesa burned his fingers by promising he would give every Pole 100m zlotys to start a business.     
6    If you cross your fingers, you put one finger on top of another and hope for good luck. If you say that someone is keeping their fingers crossed, you mean they are hoping for good luck.  
cross one's fingers/keep one's fingers crossed      phrase   V inflects  
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they turn up soon.     
7    If you say that someone did not lay a finger on a particular person or thing, you are emphasizing that they did not touch or harm them at all.  
lay a finger on sb/sth      phrase   V inflects, usu with brd-neg, PHR n     (emphasis)    I must make it clear I never laid a finger on her.     
8    If you say that a person does not lift a finger or raise a finger to do something, especially to help someone, you are critical of them because they do nothing.  
lift/raise a finger      phrase   V inflects, with brd-neg     (disapproval)    She never lifted a finger around the house..., They will not lift a finger to help their country.     
9    If you point the finger at someone or point an accusing finger at someone, you blame them or accuse them of doing wrong.  
point the finger at/point an accusing finger at      phrase   V inflects, PHR n  
He said he wasn't pointing an accusing finger at anyone in the government or the army.     
10    If you tell someone to pull their finger out or to get their finger out, you are telling them rudely that you want them to start doing some work or making an effort.  
  (BRIT)  
INFORMAL  
pull/get one's finger out      phrase   V inflects     (disapproval)    Isn't it about time that you pulled your finger out?     
11    If you put your finger on something, for example a reason or problem, you see and identify exactly what it is.  
put one's finger on sth             phrase   V inflects, PHR n/wh  
He could never quite put his finger on who or what was responsible for all this.     
12    If someone or something slips through your fingers, you just fail to catch them, get them, or keep them.  
slip through one's fingers      phrase   V inflects  
Money has slipped through his fingers all his life..., You mustn't allow a golden opportunity to slip through your fingers or you will regret it later.     
13   
    to have green fingers  
    green  
    finger on the pulse  
    pulse  
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parapet     ( parapets    plural  )
1       n-count   A parapet is a low wall along the edge of something high such as a bridge or roof.  
2    If you say that someone puts their head above the parapet, you mean they take a risk. If you say they keep their head below the parapet, you mean they avoid taking a risk.  
  (BRIT)  
put one's head above the parapet/keep one's head below the parapet             phrase   V and head inflect  

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put

  
1    bring, deposit, establish, fix, lay, place, position, rest, set, settle, situate  
2    commit, condemn, consign, doom, enjoin, impose, inflict, levy, subject  
3    assign, constrain, employ, force, induce, make, oblige, require, set, subject to  
4    express, phrase, pose, set, state, utter, word  
5    advance, bring forward, forward, offer, posit, present, propose, set before, submit, tender  
6    cast, fling, heave, hurl, lob, pitch, throw, toss  


put across      , over  
communicate, convey, explain, get across, get through, make clear, make oneself understood, spell out  
put aside   , by  
1    cache, deposit, keep in reserve, lay by, salt away, save, squirrel away, stockpile, store, stow away  
2    bury, discount, disregard, forget, ignore  
put away  
1    put back, replace, return to (its) place, tidy away  
2    deposit, keep, lay in, put by, save, set aside, store away  
3    certify, commit, confine, institutionalize, lock up  
4    consume, devour, eat up, gobble, gulp down, wolf down  
5    destroy, do away with, put down, put out of its misery, put to sleep  
put-down     
barb, dig, disparagement, gibe, humiliation, kick in the teeth     (slang)   knock     (informal)   one in the eye     (informal)   rebuff, sarcasm, slight, sneer, snub  
put down  
1    enter, inscribe, log, record, set down, take down, transcribe, write down  
2    crush, quash, quell, repress, silence, stamp out, suppress  
3      (with)       to   ascribe, attribute, impute, set down  
4    destroy, do away with, put away, put out of its misery, put to sleep  
5      (slang)   condemn, crush, deflate, dismiss, disparage, humiliate, mortify, reject, shame, slight, snub  
put forward     
advance, introduce, move, nominate, prescribe, present, press, proffer, propose, recommend, submit, suggest, tender  
put off  
1    defer, delay, hold over, postpone, put back, put on ice, put on the back burner     (informal)   reschedule, take a rain check on     (U.S. & Canad. informal)  
2    abash, confuse, discomfit, disconcert, dismay, distress, faze, nonplus, perturb, rattle     (informal)   take the wind out of someone's sails, throw     (informal)   unsettle  
3    discourage, dishearten, dissuade  
  
Antonyms     
  
3    egg on, encourage, incite, persuade, prompt, push, spur, urge  
put on  
1    change into, don, dress, get dressed in, slip into  
2    affect, assume, fake, feign, make believe, play-act, pretend, sham, simulate  
3    do, mount, present, produce, show, stage  
4    add, gain, increase by  
5    back, bet, lay, place, wager  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    cast off, doff, remove, shed, slip off, slip out of, take off, throw off, undress  
put out  
1    anger, annoy, confound, disturb, exasperate, harass, irk, irritate, nettle, perturb, provoke, vex  
2    blow out, douse, extinguish, quench, smother, snuff out, stamp out  
3    bother, discomfit, discommode, discompose, disconcert, discountenance, disturb, embarrass, impose upon, incommode, inconvenience, put on the spot, take the wind out of someone's sails, trouble, upset  
4    bring out, broadcast, circulate, issue, make known, make public, publish, release  
put through     
accomplish, achieve, bring off, carry through, conclude, do, effect, execute, manage, pull off, realize  
put up  
1    build, construct, erect, fabricate, raise  
2    accommodate, board, entertain, give one lodging, house, lodge, take in  
3    float, nominate, offer, present, propose, put forward, recommend, submit  
4    advance, give, invest, pay, pledge, provide, supply  
5    put up to      egg on, encourage, goad, incite, instigate, prompt, put the idea into one's head, urge  
6    put up with        (informal)   abide, bear, brook, endure, hack     (slang)   lump     (informal)   pocket, stand, stand for, stomach, suffer, swallow, take, tolerate  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    demolish, destroy, flatten, knock down, level, pull down, raze, tear down  
6    not stand for, object to, oppose, protest against, reject, take exception to  
put-upon     
abused, beset, exploited, harried, imposed upon, inconvenienced, overworked, put-out, saddled, taken advantage of, taken for a fool, taken for granted, troubled  

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adv. adj.
looking good; having a look that was obviously well taken care of.
e.g a very well put together woman (adj.) You look well put together (adj.)
id.
put a stop to something
exp.
faire des avances à qn.
exp.
mislead someone; deliberately provide wrong information to forbid someone from knowing the truth
E.g.: They are no longer in town, but hey left their car in front of the house just to put everybody off the scent.
n.
buy one, get one free
It's a common form of sales promotion. This marketing technique is universally known in the marketing industry by the acronym BOGOF.
n.
partner during an event
E.g.: Tom will be her plus one to the party.
exp.
generally, an endearment expression used to describe someone who, contrary to the appearances, proves to have strength, determination
exp.
stop talking; refrain from saying something
informal
exp.
be kept waiting
exp.
to lose one's temper
very familiar
exp.
(about a positive event/situation) happen out of the blue, without any effort from the impacted persons
id.
make a lot of efforts to understand something
v.
spoil someone's plans; spoil someone's pleasure or joy.
I hate to rain on your parade, but we will not be able to host your birthday party next week.
exp.
expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"
n.
one who makes stripes and epaulettes
[Tech.]
exp.
Slang expression meaning one being annoying.
"You`re a prick when you ask those questions."
id.
going from one bar to another
n.
one who solves people's problems
n.
one who designs a room interior
exp.
to do two things at the same time using the effort needed to do only one
exp.
a modern version of the popular saying "killing two birds with one stone" derived from the popular video game "angry birds."
exp.
go for something, take one's chances
exp.
have everything together; have all things settled/organized
E.g.: Just when I had got all my ducks in a row and I was ready to go, I received a call and had to cancel my trip.
v.
snubbing people by using one's mobile phone
[Neologism] portmanteau word : phone + snubbing
exp.
get rid of a strong feeling towards something or someone
[Informal] If you have done something wrong, tell him and get it out of your system. After the break up, it took him some while to get her out of his system.
n.
a single place where you can find everything you need, usually found in different places
n.
in American English, 'dirt' is what British people call 'soil' ('put some dirt in a plant pot'). In British English, dirt has the connotation of being dirty ('you've got some dirt on your shoe')
n.
to concentrate and to sacrifice

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