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  • n.拇指;(手套的)拇指部分
  • v.翘起拇指请求搭乘(过路汽车);示意请求搭便车;用拇指摸;用拇指捋
  • Web大拇指;大姆指;大母指
Plural Form:thumbs  Present Participle:thumbing  Past Tense:thumbed  
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n.
1.
拇指the short thick finger at the side of the hand, slightly apart from the other four
She still sucks her thumb when she's worried.
她在忧虑时仍然会吸吮大拇指。
2.
(手套的)拇指部分the part of a glove that covers the thumb
There's a hole in the thumb.
手套的拇指上有个窟窿。
IDM
be all (fingers and) thumbs
笨手笨脚;笨拙;手指不灵活to be awkward with your hands so that you drop things or are unable to do sth
Let's hold thumbs that you get the job.
我们期望你如愿得到这份工作啊。
hold thumbs
希望(计划)成功;期望如愿以偿to hope that your plans will be successful or that sth will take place in the way that you want it to
Let's hold thumbs that you get the job.
我们期望你如愿得到这份工作啊。
Their proposals were given the thumbs down .
他们的建议遭到拒绝。
It looks like it's thumbs up for their latest album.
看样子他们的最新歌曲专辑成功了。
thumbs up/down
(informal)
翘拇指(表示接受或成功);拇指向下(表示拒绝或不成功)used to show that sth has been accepted/rejected or that it is/is not a success
Their proposals were given the thumbs down .
他们的建议遭到拒绝。
It looks like it's thumbs up for their latest album.
看样子他们的最新歌曲专辑成功了。
under sbs thumb
完全受人支配;受制于人completely controlled by sb
v.
1.
[i][t]
翘起拇指请求搭乘(过路汽车);示意请求搭便车to make a signal with your thumb to passing drivers to ask them to stop and take you somewhere
He had thumbed all across Europe.
他搭乘便车游遍了欧洲。
We managed to thumb a lift with a lorry driver.
我们竖起拇指招呼过路的卡车司机让我们搭上便车。
We managed to thumb a ride with a truck driver.
我们竖起拇指招呼过路的卡车司机让我们搭上便车。
2.
[t]
~ sth (+ adv./prep.)
用拇指摸;用拇指捋to touch or move sth with your thumb
She thumbed off the safety catch of her pistol.
她用拇指打开了手枪的保险栓。
IDM
The company just thumbs its nose at the legislation on pollution.
这家公司完全不把污染立法放在眼里。
thumb your nose at sb/sth
嗤之以鼻;蔑视to make a rude sign with your thumb on your nose; to show that you have no respect for sb/sth
The company just thumbs its nose at the legislation on pollution.
这家公司完全不把污染立法放在眼里。

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