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thumb
British English: /θʌm/
American English: /θəm/

Translation of thumb in French:

noun

transitive verb

  • 1
    (book, magazine)
    a well-thumbed book
    un livre fatigué
  • 2
    [informal]
    (hitchhiking) See examples: to thumb a lift ou a ride
    faire du stop (informal) or de l'autostop
    I thumbed a lift from a truck driver
    je me suis fait prendre en stop (informal) par un routier
    they thumbed a lift home
    ils sont rentrés en stop
    (informal)

intransitive verb

  • to thumb at ou towards something
    indiquer quelque chose du pouce

Idioms

to be all thumbs

être très maladroit

to be under somebody's thumb

être sous la domination de quelqu'un

she's got him under her thumb

elle le mène à la baguette

to thumb one's nose at somebody

[literal]
faire un pied de nez à quelqu'un

to thumb one's nose at somebody/something

[figurative]
faire la nique (informal) à quelqu'un/quelque chose

to stick out like a sore thumb

Phrasal verbs

thumb through

thumb through [something]
(book, magazine)

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