Teachers! Could you tell me the exact meaning of 'finger'!

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tigerszheng

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I have consulted the webster college dictionary for the meanings of the word 'finger'. But I don't get it!
What I know now is that the meanings of 'finger' is only the apparatus of hand!
Could you tell me other meanings?

Thanks very much!
 

RonBee

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There are a couple of possibilities. To "finger" somebody is "tell on" that person. For example, if you knew that Mr. X committed a certain crime and the police were asking you about the crime and you "fingered" Mr. X you would be telling them he was the culprit.

Then there is "give somebody the finger", which is to make an obscene gesture with the middle finger.

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Tdol

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It also has a sexual connotation in BE. ;-)
 
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