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  • as incontest
  • as inpalpate
  • as intouch

synonyms for lay a finger on

  • compete
  • contend
  • defend
  • vie
  • altercate
  • attack
  • battle
  • brawl
  • buck
  • conflict
  • cross
  • duel
  • feud
  • hassle
  • quarrel
  • repel
  • rival
  • row
  • rumpus
  • scrap
  • scuffle
  • sock
  • strike
  • struggle
  • tilt
  • traverse
  • withstand
  • wrangle
  • break with
  • fight over
  • gang up on
  • knuckle with
  • lay out
  • put on gloves
  • put up dukes
  • set to
  • square off
  • take on

antonyms for lay a finger on

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  • abandon
  • desert
  • leave
  • surrender
  • agree
  • aid
  • assist
  • concur
  • harmonize
  • help
  • make peace
  • support
  • yield
  • allow
  • give up
  • resign
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How to use lay a finger on in a sentence

A small book, bound in full purple calf, lay half hidden in a nest of fine tissue paper on the dressing-table.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
Now-a-days it is the bankrupt who flouts, and his too confiding creditors who are jeered and laughed at.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
The seed of discontent was again germinating under the duplicity of the Spanish lay and clerical authorities.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
At the sight, Felipe flung himself on his knees before her; he kissed the aged hands as they lay trembling in her lap.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
He felt himself the meanest, vilest thing a-crawl upon this sinful earth, and she—dear God!
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Alone Orlean lay trying vainly to forget something—something that stood like a spectre before her eyes.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
All that scientific bric-a-brac in the cupboard had far better be thrown away.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
Sometimes the child lay so still that Aristide arose to see whether he was alive.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
There lay Bob Rock, covered with blood, and apparently insensible.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
This road ran north and south, and nearly in front of where he lay another road entered it, coming in from the west.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

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