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      n   a signpost showing a pointing finger or hand  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
a    any of the digits of the hand, often excluding the thumb,   (Technical name)    digitus manus  
b    (as modifier)  
a finger bowl     
c    (in combination)  
a fingernail         Related adj       digital  
2    the part of a glove made to cover a finger  
3    something that resembles a finger in shape or function  
a finger of land     
4      (Also called)    digit   the length or width of a finger used as a unit of measurement  
5    a quantity of liquid in a glass, etc., as deep as a finger is wide; tot  
6    a projecting machine part, esp. one serving as an indicator  
7    burn one's fingers   to suffer from having meddled or been rash  
8    get or pull one's finger out     (Brit)  
informal   to begin or speed up activity, esp. after initial delay or slackness  
9    have a (or one's) finger in the pie  
a    to have an interest in or take part in some activity  
b    to meddle or interfere  
10    lay a finger on   usually negative   to harm  
11    lay or put one's finger on   to indicate, identify, or locate accurately  
12    not lift (or raise) a finger   foll by an infinitive   not to make any effort (to do something)  
13    let slip through one's fingers   to allow to escape; miss narrowly  
14    point the finger at   to accuse or blame  
15    twist or wrap around one's little finger   to have easy and complete control or influence over  
16    put the finger on  
a    to inform on or identify, esp. for the police  
b    to choose (the victim or location of an intended crime)  
17    tr   to touch or manipulate with the fingers; handle  
18    tr  
Informal     (chiefly U.S.)   to identify as a criminal or suspect  
19    intr   to extend like a finger  
20    to use one's fingers in playing (an instrument, such as a piano or clarinet)  
21    to indicate on (a composition or part) the fingering required by a pianist, harpsichordist, etc.  
22    tr; usually passive   to arrange the keys of (a clarinet, flute, etc.) for playing in a certain way  
     (Old English; related to Old Norse fingr, Gothic figgrs, Old High German fingar; see five, fist)  
  fingerer      n  
  fingerless      adj  

finger bowl  
      n   a small bowl filled with water for rinsing the fingers at the table after a meal  
finger buffet  
      n   a buffet meal at which food that may be picked up with the fingers (finger food), such as canapés or vol-au-vents, is served  
finger painting  
1    the process or art of painting with finger paints of starch, glycerine, and pigments, using the fingers, hand, or arm  
2    a painting made in this way  
finger post  
      n   a signpost showing a pointing finger or hand  
finger tight  
      adj   made as tight as possible by hand  
finger trouble  
      n     (Computing)   trouble caused by operator error, such as striking the wrong key  
finger wave  
      n     (Hairdressing)   a wave set in wet hair by using fingers and comb only  
      n   any of various plants having five-petalled flowers or five lobed leaves, such as cinquefoil and Virginia creeper  
index finger  
      n   the finger next to the thumb,   (Also called)    forefinger  
lady's finger  
      n      another name for       bhindi  
long finger  
put (something) on the long finger     (Irish)   to postpone (something) for a long time  
ring finger  
      n   the third finger, esp. of the left hand, on which a wedding ring is traditionally worn  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  




1    feel, fiddle with     (informal)   handle, manipulate, maul, meddle with, paw     (informal)   play about with, touch, toy with  
2    put one's finger on      bring to mind, discover, find out, hit the nail on the head, hit upon, identify, indicate, locate, pin down, place, recall, remember  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
after woman delivery phase
Latin, Medical
make an obscene and offensive gesture at someone by closing one's fist and extending one's middle finger upwards, interpreted as"Sod off!"; [US] flip (sb) off / flip (sb) the bird
Ex.: he has an unfortunate tendency and somewhat dangerous habit of giving the finger to motorists who cut in front of him.
register approval of or agreement with a post or poster in a on-line context by using a particular icon, usually a thumb-up
Ex.: I wish I could have upvoted a thousand times for that comment designating her as the greatest female pop singer of all time. NB also noun: an upvote.
register disapproval of or disagreement with a post or poster in an on-line context by using a particular icon, usually a thumb-down
Ex.: I downvoted him for critisizing my favorite female pop singer. NB also noun: a downvote.
1. a person who greatly dislikes a specified person or thing 2. [informal] a negative, critical, heinous person and more specifically the one who posts hate-filled comments online
Ex: He was described as a misogynist, homophobic, woman hater / That website has become a particularly vitriolic breeding ground for the haters
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