finger

[ fing-ger ]
/ ˈfɪŋ gər /
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noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to touch or handle something with the fingers.
to extend in or as in the shape of a finger: Landing piers finger out into the river along the city's shoreline.

Idioms

Origin of finger

before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with German Finger, Dutch vinger, Old Norse fingr, Gothic figgrs
Related formsfin·ger·er, nounfin·ger·less, adjectivere·fin·ger, verb
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British Dictionary definitions for snap one's fingers at

finger

/ (ˈfɪŋɡə) /

noun

verb

Derived Formsfingerer, nounfingerless, adjective

Word Origin for finger

Old English; related to Old Norse fingr, Gothic figgrs, Old High German fingar; see five, fist
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Medicine definitions for snap one's fingers at

finger

[ fĭnggər ]

n.

One of the five digits of the hand, especially one other than the thumb.
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Idioms and Phrases with snap one's fingers at (1 of 2)

snap one's fingers at


Treat with contempt, scorn, disregard, as in Peter just snapped his fingers at the speed limit and drove as fast he liked, or Joanne snapped her fingers at the rumor about their bankruptcy. This expression alludes to the gesture of striking one's finger against one's thumb, thereby making a sharp noise. [Early 1800s]

Idioms and Phrases with snap one's fingers at (2 of 2)

finger


In addition to the idiom beginning with finger

  • finger in the pie, have a

also see:

  • at one's fingertips
  • burn one's fingers
  • cross one's fingers
  • give someone the finger
  • lay a finger on
  • let slip (through the fingers)
  • not lift a finger
  • point the finger at
  • put one's finger on
  • put the finger on
  • snap one's fingers at
  • sticky fingers
  • twist around one's finger
  • work one's fingers to the bone
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