There are 2 translations of thumb in Spanish:

thumb1

Pronunciation: /θʌm/

n

  • pulgar (m), dedo (m) gordo [familiar/colloquial] to suck one's thumb chuparse el dedo to be all thumbs o (BrE also) all fingers and thumbs I'm all thumbs today hoy estoy muy torpe con las manos to be under sb's thumb estar* dominado por algn to get the thumbs down from sb ser* rechazado por algn to get the thumbs up from sb recibir la aprobación de algn to give the thumbs up/down to sth aprobar*/rechazar* algo to have sb under one's thumb tener* a algn metido en un puño to stick out like a sore thumb [building/person/object] desentonar terriblemente, no pegar* ni con cola [familiar/colloquial] the error sticks out like a sore thumb el error salta a la vista to twiddle one's thumbs estar* sin hacer nada, estar* perdiendo el tiempo green1 1

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Word of the day veloz
adj
fast …
Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

There are 2 translations of thumb in Spanish:

thumb2

vt

  • 1.1I thumbed a lift o (AmE also) a ride home me fui a casa a dedo [familiar/colloquial], me fui a casa de aventón (Méx) to thumb it [colloquial/familiar] hacer* dedo [familiar/colloquial], hacer* autostop, echar dedo (Col) [familiar/colloquial], pedir* aventón (Méx) , pedir* cola (Ven) , pedir* raid (AmC) 1.2 [book] hojear a well thumbed book un libro muy usado
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    • Anyway, I am thumbing through the friendster pages via a search for ‘Interests: Blading’ in hope of finding some blading kakis.
    • But who can deny perusing the headlines, even thumbing through the pages, of the occasional supermarket tabloid while waiting to ring up our groceries?
    • After thumbing through a few pages, I was hooked immediately.

Phrasal verbs

thumb through

v + prep + o
hojear to thumb through the pages of a magazine hojear una revista

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Word of the day veloz
adj
fast …
Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.