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thumb(
thuhm
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (anatomy)
a. el pulgar
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
MIke hit his thumb instead of the nail.MIke golpeó el pulgar en lugar del clavo.
b. el dedo gordo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(colloquial)
I have a splinter in my thumb.Tengo una espina en el dedo gordo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to leaf through)
a. hojear
Carmen thumbed the pages of the book.Carmen hojeó las páginas del libro.
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thumb
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el pulgar
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (fig)
a.
she's got him under her thumblo tiene completamente dominado
3. (colloquial)
a.
he's all thumbses un torpe or
4. (colloquial)
a.
to give something/somebody the thumbs updar el visto bueno a algo/alguien
5. (colloquial)
a.
to give something/somebody the thumbs downno dar el visto bueno a algo/alguien
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
6. (general)
a.
to thumb one's nose at somebodyhacerle burla a alguien
7. (colloquial)
a.
to thumb a lift or ridehacer dedo pedir aventón
I thumbed a ride to Glasgowfui a Glasgow a dedo
a well thumbed bookun libro manoseado
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
8. (general)
a.
to thumb through somethinghojear algo
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thumb [θʌm]
noun
pulgar (m)
he gave me a thumbs-up sign me indicó con el pulgar que todo iba bien
to be all thumbs
I'm all thumbs today hoy soy un manazas
to twiddle one's thumbs estar mano sobre mano; estar sin hacer nada
I don't like sitting around twiddling my thumbs all day
to be under sb's thumb estar dominado por algn
she's got him under her thumb le tiene metido en un puño
they gave it the thumbs down lo rechazaron; lo desaprobaron
they gave it the thumbs up lo aprobaron
the voters have given him the thumbs up/down el electorado votó a favor de/en contra de él
transitive verb
1 [+book] manosear
a well-thumbed book un libro muy manoseado
2
to thumb a lift or a ride hacer autostop; hacer dedo; pedir aventón; (LAm) to thumb a lift to London viajar en autostop a Londres
3
to thumb one's nose at sth/sb hacer burla a algo/algn agitando la mano con el pulgar sobre la nariz; (agitando la mano con el pulgar sobre la nariz) burlarse de algo/algn
intransitive verb
to thumb through a book/magazine hojear un libro/una revista
modifier
thumb index (n) índice (m) recortado
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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