Definition of 'thumb'

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Example sentences containing 'thumb'

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You stick out like a sore thumb. Times, Sunday Times (2016)At the end of the row are two monumental thumbs. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Now van drivers cheerily give him the thumbs up. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Locals wave or give us the thumbs up. The Sun (2010)It should be necessary to move only your thumb to cut and to keep complete control. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The thumb took two days because the bone in the middle caused problems. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We stuck out like sore thumbs but had some of the best nights of our lives. The Sun (2015)That explains them trying to thumb a lift. The Sun (2015)So is it time once more to stick out our thumb and chance our arm? Times, Sunday Times (2008)The rest of the senior management team also get the thumbs up. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There should not be more than an inch of flesh between the thumb and forefinger. Lamplugh, Diana & Sterwin, Diana & Nottidge, Pamela Survive the Nine to Five - a woman's guide to working well (1989)She had me under the thumb a bit. The Sun (2011)What were once their left thumbs became shapeless swollen lumps of meat. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He had also lost his thumb and two fingers on his right hand. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She was wearing a bright fluorescent pink raincoat and stood out like a sore thumb. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He tries to thumb a lift from cars as they approach from either direction. Aldiss, Brian Somewhere East of Life (1994)But any meal with virtually no salt gets the thumbs up. The Sun (2011)The supermodel also treasures a tattoo between her thumb and forefinger. The Sun (2015)The result is numbness and pins and needles towards the thumb side of your palm affecting all your fingers except the little one. The Sun (2010)If this action means that the company survives, investors will give that the thumbs up. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We can't help but move our thumbs across our phones. Christianity Today (2000)Open the arms to the sides, turning the thumbs back and sticking the chest out. The Sun (2011)The pins and needles are classically felt on the thumb side of the hand, with the little finger being spared. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The verdict An unequivocal thumbs up. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I did, and a tiny wooden snake jumped out and bit my thumb. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The verdict A resounding thumbs down. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But they soon run into problems as, with two thumbs on each hand, drivers do not know whether they want to get a ride north or south. The Sun (2015)

Synonyms of 'thumb'

hitch, request, signal for, hitchhike

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Translations for 'thumb'

British English: thumb /θʌm/ NOUN
Your thumb is the short, thick part on the side of your hand next to your first finger.
...the tip of her left thumb.
  • American English: thumb
  • Arabic: إِبْهامُ الْيَد
  • Brazilian Portuguese: polegar
  • Chinese: 拇指
  • Croatian: palac
  • Czech: palec
  • Danish: tommelfinger
  • Dutch: duim
  • European Spanish: pulgar
  • Finnish: peukalo
  • French: pouce partie du corps
  • German: Daumen
  • Greek: αντίχειρας
  • Italian: pollice
  • Japanese: 親指
  • Korean: 엄지손가락
  • Norwegian: tommel
  • Polish: kciuk
  • European Portuguese: polegar
  • Romanian: degetul marede la mână
  • Russian: большой палец руки
  • Spanish: pulgar
  • Swedish: tumme
  • Thai: นิ้วโป้ง
  • Turkish: baş parmak
  • Ukrainian: великий палець руки
  • Vietnamese: ngón tay cái
British English: thumb VERB
If you thumb a lift or thumb a ride, you stand by the side of the road holding out your thumb until a driver stops and gives you a lift.
It may interest you to know that a boy answering his description thumbed a ride to to the city.
  • American English: thumb
  • Brazilian Portuguese: folhear
  • Chinese: 搭便车站在公路边 竖起大拇指请求
  • European Spanish: hacer autostop
  • French: faire du stop pour obtenirN
  • German: per Anhalter fahren
  • Italian: fare l'autostop per avere
  • Japanese: ヒッチハイクをする
  • Korean: 엄지손가락을 들어 히치하이크하다
  • European Portuguese: folhear
  • Spanish: hacer autostop


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