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Touch someone, especially with the intention of harming them.
- ‘Smiling shyly, I said, ‘Even if you were to attack, Chesare would have you by the throat before you could lay a finger on me.’’
- ‘I love you; call me if she ever lays a finger on you.’
- ‘‘They wouldn't dare lay a finger on you in Higgins's yard,’ Conall assured her, practically reading her mind, ‘I, on the other hand would be in serious trouble.’’
- ‘The mere thought of that psychopath laying a finger on her at all made him cringe and shiver all over.’
- ‘Even though I physically bundled people out the door on a number of occasions, nobody ever laid a finger on me.’
- ‘They'll say, lay a finger on me and you're straight in court.’
- ‘‘They haven't laid a finger on me, yet,’ he smirked.’
- ‘Rich continued, ‘And thirdly, you're a pretty girl, if one of these boys so much lays a finger on you without your consent they will have hell to pay.’’
- ‘You tell Danny that if he so much as lays a finger on you, I'll snap him in half like a twig.’
- ‘She had better not lay a finger on him or she'll have to deal with me!’
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