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"thumb" in British English

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thumbnoun [C]

uk   /θʌm/  us   /θʌm/

thumbverb

uk   /θʌm/  us   /θʌm/
thumb a lift UK informal (US thumb a ride)
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.
thumb your nose at sb/sth
to show no respect, or to raise the end of your thumb to the end of your nose to show that you do not respect someone: He has thumbed his nose at authority all his life.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of thumb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"thumb" in American English

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thumbnoun [C]

 us   /θʌm/
the short finger that is at an angle to the other fingers: How did you cut your thumb?
(Definition of thumb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"thumb" in Business English

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thumbnoun [C]

uk   us   /θʌm/
get/be given the thumbs down informal
if an idea, project, etc. gets the thumbs down, it is not approved: The proposal was given the thumbs down at the board meeting.
get/be given the thumbs up informal
to be approved: The controversial merger got the thumbs up from investors.
(Definition of thumb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “thumb”
in Korean 엄지 손가락…
in Arabic إبْهام…
in Malaysian ibu jari…
in French pouce…
in Russian большой палец…
in Chinese (Traditional) 拇指…
in Italian pollice…
in Turkish baş parmak…
in Polish kciuk…
in Spanish pulgar…
in Vietnamese ngón tay cái, phần của găng tay bọc ngón tay cái…
in Portuguese polegar…
in Thai นิ้วหัวแม่มือ, ถุงมือที่ปิดนิ้วหัวแม่มือ…
in German der Daumen…
in Catalan polze…
in Japanese 親指…
in Chinese (Simplified) 拇指…
in Indonesian ibujari…
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