Definition of fingerprint verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

fingerprint

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈfɪŋɡəprɪnt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪŋɡərprɪnt//
 
fingerprint somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they fingerprint
BrE BrE//ˈfɪŋɡəprɪnt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪŋɡərprɪnt//
 
he / she / it fingerprints
BrE BrE//ˈfɪŋɡəprɪnts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪŋɡərprɪnts//
 
past simple fingerprinted
BrE BrE//ˈfɪŋɡəprɪntɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪŋɡərprɪntɪd//
 
past participle fingerprinted
BrE BrE//ˈfɪŋɡəprɪntɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪŋɡərprɪntɪd//
 
-ing form fingerprinting
BrE BrE//ˈfɪŋɡəprɪntɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪŋɡərprɪntɪŋ//
 
 
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to make a record of somebody's fingerprints, often because they are suspected of committing a crime I was booked, fingerprinted and locked up for the night.