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noun [countable]     finger pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    your fingers are the long thin parts on the end of your hands

    He had long bony fingers.

    She ran her fingers over the smooth wood.

    1. a.
      the part of a piece of clothing that covers one of your fingers

      There was a hole in one of the fingers of her glove.

  2. 2
    something that has a long thin shape, for example a piece of food or an area of land
  3. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    put your finger on sth to discover or understand the reason for something

    There is something wrong with her story but I can't quite put my finger on it.

    Submitted by Mutlu Ozlevi from Australia on 21/05/2014

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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