- 1finger something to touch or feel something with your fingers Gary sat fingering his beard, saying nothing.
- 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? Word Origin Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch vinger and German Finger.
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//