finger

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noun
ADJECTIVE
first, index, pointer (AmE)
middle
ring, third, wedding

I noticed the ring on the third finger of her left hand.

little, pinky (AmE)
broken, dislocated, injured, severed
pointing
accusatory, accusing, warning

The teacher raised a warning finger and we stopped talking.

delicate, elegant, graceful, slender, slim
long
bony, lean, skeletal, skinny, thin
chubby, fat, plump, podgy (BrE), pudgy, stubby
calloused/callused, clawed, gnarled
gentle

She took off his bandages with gentle fingers.

capable, deft, nimble, skilful/skillful, skilled

Her nimble fingers undid the knot in seconds.

nervous, numb
shaking, shaky, trembling
clumsy

His clumsy fingers struggled with the buttons.

limp
cold, frozen, icy
extended, outstretched
intertwined
dirty, filthy, grubby, sticky
gloved
manicured
trigger
VERB + FINGER
point

‘It was them!’ she cried, pointing an accusing finger at the boys.

The investigators pointed the finger of blame at the driver of the crashed bus. (figurative)

draw

The man drew a finger across his throat in a threatening gesture.

insert, jam, poke, put, shove, stick, thrust

Everyone put their fingers in their ears when the shooting started.

jab, stab

The protester was jabbing a finger aggressively at a policeman.

entwine, interlace, intertwine, lace, thread

He gently laced his fingers between mine.

hook

She hooked her fingers in the belt loop of his jeans.

hold up, raise

She raised a finger to her lips to ask for silence.

wag, waggle, wave, wiggle

‘None of that!’ cried the teacher, wagging her finger.

twiddle

Dad started twiddling his fingers nervously.

dip

I dipped my finger in the sauce and licked it.

lick
run, trace, trail

She ran her finger along the dusty shelf.

Sally trailed her fingers in the water idly.

drum, tap

He was drumming his fingers nervously on the arm of the chair.

click, snap

We were swaying and clicking our fingers in time to the music.

He snapped his fingers and the waiter came running.

shut, trap

The child needed treatment after trapping her finger in the car door.

cut, slice
break, dislocate
crook

He crooked a finger to tell us to go over to him.

clench, close, curl

Tina curled her slender fingers into a fist.

extend, spread, stretch, stretch out

He held up his hand with the fingers extended.

flex
prick

The nurse pricked my finger to get some blood.

FINGER + NOUN
bones, joints
movement
injury
puppet
PREPOSITION
with your fingers

It's easiest to eat corn with your fingers.

PHRASES
the finger of blame, the finger of fate, the finger of suspicion (all figurative)

The finger of suspicion was pointed at the construction company.

the tips of the fingers
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verb
Finger is used with these nouns as the object: ↑chin

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:
, / (an instrument), (in playing on an instrument)


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  • finger — ► NOUN 1) each of the four slender jointed parts attached to either hand (or five, if the thumb is included). 2) a measure of liquor in a glass, based on the breadth of a finger. 3) an object with the long, narrow shape of a finger. ► VERB 1)… …   English terms dictionary

  • finger — [fiŋ′gər] n. [ME < OE, akin to Ger finger, Goth figgrs, prob. < IE base * penkwe, FIVE] 1. any of the five jointed parts projecting from the palm of the hand; esp., any of these other than the thumb 2. the part of a glove that covers one of …   English World dictionary

  • Finger — Finger: Die gemeingerm. Körperteilbezeichnung mhd. vinger, ahd. fingar, got. figgrs, engl. finger, schwed. finger gehört – wie auch das unter ↑ Faust dargestellte Substantiv – zu dem unter ↑ fünf behandelten Zahlwort und bezeichnete demnach… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

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  • Finger — Sm std. (8. Jh.), mhd. vinger, ahd. fingar Stammwort. Aus g. * fengra (oder * fingra ) m. Finger , auch in gt. figgrs, anord. fingr m./n., ae. finger. Das Wort wird zu dem Zahlwort fünf gestellt, was formal möglich wäre, semantisch aber nicht… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

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  • Finger, TN — U.S. city in Tennessee Population (2000): 350 Housing Units (2000): 134 Land area (2000): 1.514443 sq. miles (3.922390 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.514443 sq. miles (3.922390 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Finger — [Basiswortschatz (Rating 1 1500)] Bsp.: • Ich habe mir den Finger verbrannt. • Meine Finger sind kalt …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

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