Translation of "thumb" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb uk us /θʌm/
thumb a lift informal

to stand near the edge of a road and hold out your hand with the thumb raised as a signal for a vehicle to stop and take you somewhere

We thumbed a lift to London. 我们搭便车去了伦敦。
thumb your nose at sb/sth

to show no respect, or to raise the tip of your thumb to the end of your nose to show that you do not respect somebody

He has thumbed his nose at authority all his life. 他一生都藐视权威。

(Translation of “thumb verb” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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