English version

thumb in Human topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthumbthumb1 /θʌm/ ●●● S3 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 hand.jpg HBHthe part of your hand that is shaped like a thick short finger and helps you to hold things 🔊 a baby sucking its thumb 🔊 She held the coin carefully between finger and thumb.2 DCCthe part of a glove that fits over your thumb3 be all fingers and thumbs4 the thumbs up/down5 be under somebody’s thumb rule of thumb at rule1(8), → stand/stick out like a sore thumb at sore1(6)
Examples from the Corpus
thumbBut it was plainly calculated as a thumb in the eye of the United States.Then he looked at Bill Wall, extending his hand with finger and thumb crooked.The third had a grotesquely enlarged thumb.She put the mustache back and pressed it with her thumb.I sat there and twiddled my thumbs.As a rule of thumb, funds with durations of one to three years are relatively conservative.When constructing a footpath we follow rules of thumb.