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finger

1. verb, slang To identify (someone) as responsible for some crime or wrongdoing. I heard that Tommy the Turk got fingered as the mastermind behind the robbery. The former politician swore revenge against the whistleblower who fingered him to the authorities.
2. verb, vulgar slang To stimulate (someone) sexually through the insertion of one or more fingers into the vagina or anus.
3. noun, informal A single measure of alcohol, with the amount in the glass corresponding roughly to the width of one's finger. We only had enough vodka for everyone to have a finger. Gimme two fingers of whiskey, Jake.
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finger

1. tv. to point someone out; to identify someone (as having done something, been somewhere, etc.). Pete fingered Marty as being the one who arrived first.
2. n. someone who identifies criminals for the police; a police informer. (Underworld.) Taylor has become a finger for the cops.
3. n. an amount of liquor poured into a glass equal to the width of a finger. Britney said she only drank one finger, but the glass was five inches in diameter!
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"Those little fingers are buried on the west coast of Africa."
Not the least interesting to Tarzan was the part played by finger prints in this fascinating science.
He ran his fingers inside Michael's mouth and noted the strength and evenness of the teeth, measured the breadth of shoulders and depth of chest, and picked up a foot.
The slightest pressure of your finger would ruin me forever."
That she was married had been evidenced by the narrow gold band that encircled the third finger of her left hand.
" 'Lovely'!" scorned the woman, flinging the shawl to one side and attacking her hair with shaking fingers.
"Why, I think you took my finger marks once or twice before."
"Tonight, or tomorrow," repeated Solan, and as the door closed behind his guest the old man continued to mutter as he turned back to the table, where he again dumped the contents of the money-pouch, running his fingers through the heap of shining metal; piling the coins into little towers; counting, recounting, and fondling the wealth the while he muttered on and on in a crooning undertone.
Tell me where they are or I will kill you," and the brown fingers of the ape-man closed a little tighter upon the throat of his victim.
'"When left alone, she seems very happy if she have her knitting or sewing, and will busy herself for hours; if she have no occupation, she evidently amuses herself by imaginary dialogues, or by recalling past impressions; she counts with her fingers, or spells out names of things which she has recently learned, in the manual alphabet of the deaf mutes.
'And one of the robbers saw that there was a gold ring still left on her finger, and as it was difficult to draw off, he took a hatchet and cut off her finger; but the finger sprang into the air and fell behind the great cask into my lap.
She put it on the middle finger of her left hand, and told the youth to take a knife and try as hard as he could to cut her with it, for he would not be able to hurt her.
While thus speaking Athos regarded with attention the sapphire set with diamonds which had taken, on D'Artagnan's finger, the place of the queen's ring, carefully kept in a casket.
help!" screamed the man; "my wife has cut her finger off and she's bleeding to death!"
'For instance, now,' she went on, sticking a large piece of plaster [band-aid] on her finger as she spoke, 'there's the King's Messenger.