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Chinese (Traditional) translation of “thumb”

thumb

verb
 
 
/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
豎起拇指要求免費搭車
We thumbed a lift to London.
我們搭便車去了倫敦。
Journeys
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
對…嗤之以鼻,蔑視
He has thumbed his nose at authority all his life.
他一生都藐視權威。
Showing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoasting
(Definition of thumb verb from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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