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1thumb/ˈθʌm/noun
pluralthumbs
1thumb
/ˈθʌm/
noun
pluralthumbs
Learner's definition of THUMB  
[count]
: the short, thick finger on the side of your hand
— see picture at handsee also green thumb
: the part of a glove or mitten that covers a thumb

all thumbs

(US)or Britishall fingers and thumbs
: extremely awkward or clumsy

rule of thumb

— see 1rule

stick out like a sore thumb

— see 1sore

twiddle your thumbs

— see twiddle

under someone's thumb

: under someone's control or influence
2thumb/ˈθʌm/verb
thumbsthumbedthumbing
2thumb
/ˈθʌm/
verb
thumbsthumbedthumbing
Learner's definition of THUMB  
informal
: to ask for or get a ride in a passing vehicle by sticking out your arm with your thumb up as you stand on the side of the road : hitchhike
[+ object]
[no object]

thumb through

[phrasal verb]
thumb through (something) 
: to turn the pages of (a book, magazine, etc.) quickly

thumb your nose at

: to show very clearly that you do not like or care about (something)

— thumbed

adjective
— used in combination
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