thumb

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈθʌm/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/θʌm/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(thum)

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thumb

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. is still sucking her thumb
  2. still sucks his thumb
  3. slammed my thumb in the door
  4. hit my thumb with a hammer
  5. between her thumb and forefinger
  6. hooked her thumbs into her pockets
  7. stuck her thumb out for a ride
  8. idiom: has quite a green thumb
  9. idiom: as a rule of thumb
  10. idiom: [sticks, stands] out like a sore thumb
  11. idiom: a big thumbs [up]
  12. idiom: was just twiddling her thumbs
  13. idiom: something is [wrong, different], but I just can't put my thumb on it
  14. idiom: I can't put my thumb on what's [wrong], but
  15. idiom: has him under her thumb
  16. the [glove, mitten] thumb
  17. there is a hole in the thumb
  18. the thumb has a hole in it
v
  1. thumb the [page, pages, newspaper, edges]
  2. thumb through a [book, newspaper, magazine]
  3. thumb [a ride, a lift, for help]
  4. thumbed towards the [door, others, people behind her]
  5. thumbed [her nose, his chin, the button]
  6. thumb your nose at [the food, him, the sight]
n as adj
  1. thumb wrestling
  2. thumb-size [images, pictures]
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