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finger

fin·ger

finger

 
 
pronunciation:
fIng gr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
have one's fingers crossed, lift a finger, keep one's fingers crossed
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one of the five jointed parts at the end of the hand. Sometimes the thumb is not counted as a finger.
The teacher pointed his finger at me.
definition 2: the part of a glove that covers a finger.
phrase: have one's fingers crossed
phrase: lift a finger
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: fingered, fingering, fingers
definition: to touch lightly with the fingers.
Lily fingers her necklace when she's nervous.
phrase: keep one's fingers crossed
derivations: fingerless (adj.), fingerer (n.)
Word Builder: finger +
  • fingernail:
    the hard piece that grows at the end of each finger.
  • fingertip:
    the end of each finger.
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