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fingerprint

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishldoce_097_bfingerprintfin‧ger‧print /ˈfɪŋɡəˌprɪnt $ -ɡər-/ ●○○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 SCCa mark made by the pattern of lines at the end of a person’s finger, which is used by the police to find out who has committed a crime 🔊 His fingerprints were all over the gun. 🔊 He was careful not to leave any fingerprints. 🔊 The police questioned Beresford and took his fingerprints (=made a record of them).see thesaurus at markfingerprint verb [transitive]
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fingerprintAbsent are the smells of Old Spice, sweat and fingerprint ink of the homicide bureau.Five hours later officers admitted the £9,000 Bedford Astra had gone missing before they had checked it for fingerprints.DNA testing provides a genetic fingerprint that can be extremely accurate.All we've got to do is to take his fingerprints and compare them with the beauties on this envelope.My fingerprints will not lose their memory.Now this is a policy that's got Kevin McBride's fingerprints all over it.That is unacceptable; we detect the Treasury's fingerprints in this.Rain and Oliver called at the flat but the fingerprints man had still not been.It meant that the fingerprints really had guaranteed his innocence.She kept the place looking like a crime scene, right down to the fingerprint dust on the window blinds.took ... fingerprintsThe police took fingerprints from it and identified the body.
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