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

     

    finger

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈfɪŋɡə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪŋɡər//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they finger
    BrE BrE//ˈfɪŋɡə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪŋɡər//
     
    he / she / it fingers
    BrE BrE//ˈfɪŋɡəz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪŋɡərz//
     
    past simple fingered
    BrE BrE//ˈfɪŋɡəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪŋɡərd//
     
    past participle fingered
    BrE BrE//ˈfɪŋɡəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪŋɡərd//
     
    -ing form fingering
    BrE BrE//ˈfɪŋɡərɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪŋɡərɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1finger something to touch or feel something with your fingers Gary sat fingering his beard, saying nothing.
  2. 2finger somebody (for something) | finger somebody (as something) (informal, especially North American English) to accuse somebody of doing something illegal and tell the police about it Who fingered him for the burglaries?
  3. Word Origin Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch vinger and German Finger.
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