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thumb / pulgar
thumb   [θʌm]
A. -noun   pulgar (m)
·he gave me a thumbs-up sign
·me indicativeó con el pulgar que todo iba bien
a. to be all thumbs
·I'masculine all thumbs today
·hoy soy un manazas
b. to twiddle one'noun thumbs   estar mano sobre mano,   estar sin hacer nada
c. to be under somebody'noun thumb   estar dominado por somebody, someone
·she'noun got him under her thumb
·le tiene metido en un puño
d. they gave it the thumbs down   lo rechazaron,   lo desaprobaron
e. 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
B. -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 aventónoun Latin America
·to thumb a lift to London
·viajar en autostop a Londres
3. ·to thumb one'noun nose at something/somebody
(literally)   hacer burla a algo/somebody, someone agitando la mano con el pulgar sobre la nariz   (figurative)   burlarse de algo/somebody, someone
C. -intransitive verb
·to thumb through a book/magazine
·hojear un libro/una revista
D. -compound
·thumb index   -noun   índice (m) recortado
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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