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

Translation of thumb in Italian:


transitive verb

  • 2 [informal] (hitchhiking) See examples:to thumb a lift o a ride I thumbed a lift from a truck driver
    mi sono fatto dare un passaggio da un camionista
    they thumbed a lift home
    sono tornati a casa in autostop

intransitive verb

  • to thumb at o towards something
    indicare qualcosa con il pollice


to be all thumbs

essere molto maldestro (con le mani)

to be under somebody's thumb

essere sotto il controllo di qualcuno

she's got him under her thumb

to stick out like a sore thumb

essere un pugno in un occhio

to thumb one's nose at somebody

fare marameo a qualcuno

to thumb one's nose at somebody, something

[informal] [figurative]
sbattersene o fregarsene di qualcuno, qualcosa

Phrasal verbs

thumb through:

thumb through [something]
(book, magazine)

Definition of thumb in:

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