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    Smile meaning of "lift off"

    hi at all i want to know what is this sentence
    So we lift his prints off
    something he touched.
    what is the meaning of lift his prints off( i don't found the verb print off in dictionary)

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    Last edited by Anglika; 19-Jun-2009 at 12:20.

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    Re: difficult sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by adel87 View Post
    hi at all i want to know what is this sentence
    So we lift his prints off
    something he touched.
    what is the meaning of lift his prints off( i don't found the verb print off in dictionary)

    thank you
    The verb is 'to lift off', what did we lift off? His prints.

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    Re: meaning of "lift off"

    i.e., fingerprints.

    To use a forensic technique in obtaining an image of any fingerprints which may exist on a given object.
    Last edited by mfwills; 12-Jul-2009 at 16:24. Reason: further clarification

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    Re: meaning of "lift off"

    Quote Originally Posted by adel87 View Post
    hi at all i want to know what is this sentence
    So we lift his prints off
    something he touched.
    what is the meaning of lift his prints off( i don't found the verb print off in dictionary)

    thank you
    At a crime scene it is standard procedure to "dust" for any fingerprints the perpetrator may have left behind. Fingerprints are usually invisible to the naked eye, so the investigator use a special powder that reveals any prints present. Once the prints are revealed, they are "lifted" - a piece of clear tape is placed over each one, causing the powdery print sticks to the tape. That tape is then adhered to a white card which is taken back to the laboratory for analysis.

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