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thumb

noun [C] uk   us   /θʌm/
B1 the short, thick finger on the side of your hand that makes it possible to hold and pick things up easily
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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.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.
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Translations of “thumb”
in Arabic إبْهام…
in Korean 엄지 손가락…
in Malaysian ibu jari…
in French pouce…
in Turkish baş parmak…
in Italian pollice…
in Chinese (Traditional) 拇指…
in Russian большой палец…
in Polish kciuk…
in Vietnamese ngón tay cái, phần của găng tay bọc ngón tay cái…
in Spanish pulgar…
in Portuguese polegar…
in Thai นิ้วหัวแม่มือ, ถุงมือที่ปิดนิ้วหัวแม่มือ…
in German der Daumen…
in Catalan polze…
in Japanese 親指…
in Indonesian ibujari…
in Chinese (Simplified) 拇指…
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