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Spanish translation of “thumb”


noun /θam/
the short thick finger of the hand, set at a different angle from the other four The baby is sucking its thumb. the part of a glove or mitten covering this finger. thumbnail noun the nail on the thumb. thumbprint noun a mark made by pressing the thumb on to a surface, sometimes used as means of identification. thumbs-up noun a sign expressing a wish for good luck, success etc
cruzar los dedos, levantar el pulgar
He gave me the thumbs-up.
thumbtack noun ( American) a drawing-pin She hung the picture on the wall with thumbtacks. under someone’s thumb controlled or greatly influenced by someone
estar dominado por, estar en las manos de alguien
She is completely under her husband’s thumb.
(Definition of thumb from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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