Translation of "thumb" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /θʌm/ us /θʌm/

B1 the short, thick finger on the side of your hand

stick out like a sore thumb

to be very different from all the other people or things around

llamar la atención
I was the only one in uniform and I stuck out like a sore thumb.
be all thumbs US UK be all fingers and thumbs

to be very awkward with your hands

ser un/una manazas
Can you untangle this thread for me? I’m all thumbs today.

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


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.

uña del pulgar
thumbprint noun

a mark made by pressing the thumb on to a surface, sometimes used as means of identification.

impresión del pulgar
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.

(Translation of “thumb” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)