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thumb British & World English

The short, thick first digit of the human hand, set lower and apart from the other four and opposable to them

Thumb, General Tom British & World English

(1838–83) US circus entertainer; born Charles S. Stratton. A 40-inch-tall dwarf, he worked as a sideshow attraction in the shows of P. T. Barnum

thumb nut British & World English

another term for wing nut.

Tom Thumb British & World English

A dwarf variety of a cultivated flower or vegetable

green thumb British & World English

North American term for green fingers.

thumb drive British & World English

Another term for USB flash drive

thumb index British & World English

A set of lettered grooves cut down the side of a book, especially a diary, address book, or dictionary, for easy reference

thumb piano British & World English

Any of various musical instruments, mainly of African origin, made from strips of metal fastened to a resonator and played by plucking with the fingers and thumbs

thumb stick British & World English

A tall walking stick with a forked thumb rest at the top

miller's thumb British & World English

A small European freshwater fish of the sculpin family, having a broad flattened head and most active at night

rule of thumb in rule British & World English

A broadly accurate guide or principle, based on practice rather than theory

rule of thumb British & World English

A broadly accurate guide or principle, based on practice rather than theory

under someone's thumb in thumb British & World English

Completely under someone’s influence or control

thumb one's nose at in thumb British & World English

Show disdain or contempt for

under someone's thumb British & World English

Completely under someone’s influence or control

thumb one's nose at British & World English

Show disdain or contempt for

the ball of the thumb in ball1 British & World English

The rounded protuberant part of the hand at the base of the thumb

the ball of the thumb British & World English

The rounded protuberant part of the hand at the base of the thumb

stand out like a sore thumb in sore British & World English

Be very obviously different from the surrounding people or things

stand out like a sore thumb British & World English

Be very obviously different from the surrounding people or things

thumbprint British & World English

An impression or mark made on a surface by the inner part of the top joint of the thumb, especially as used for identifying individuals from the unique pattern of whorls and lines

thumbsucker British & World English

A serious piece of journalism which concentrates on the background and interpretation of events rather than on the news or action

thumbwheel British & World English

A control device for electrical or mechanical equipment in the form of a wheel operated with the thumb

thumb English Thesaurus

moves to demolish a historic former engine shed have been given the thumbs down

thumb English-Spanish

pulgar m, dedo m gordo familiar/colloquial

Tom Thumb English-Spanish

Pulgarcito

to thumb it in thumb English-Spanish

hacer* dedo, hacer* autostop, echar dedo, pedir* aventón, pedir* cola Ven, pedir* raid AmC

to be under sb's thumb in thumb English-Spanish

estar* dominado por algn

my rule of thumb would be … in rule English-Spanish

como regla general yo diría que …

to have sb under one's thumb in thumb English-Spanish

tener* a algn metido en un puño

to stick out like a sore thumb in thumb English-Spanish

desentonar terriblemente, no pegar* ni con cola familiar/colloquial


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