thumb a lift

Syn: hitch a ride, thumb a ride, hitchhike, hitch-hike

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  • thumb a lift — ● thumb * * * thumb a lift informal phrase to make a signal to a driver with your thumb when you want them to stop and take you somewhere Thesaurus: to travel in a vehiclesynonym to drive, or to operate a vehiclehyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • thumb a lift — • thumb a lift • thumb a ride hitchhike Their car had a flat tire so they thumbed a lift to the nearest gas station …   Idioms and examples

  • thumb a lift — informal to make a signal to a driver with your thumb when you want them to stop and take you somewhere …   English dictionary

  • thumb a ride — • thumb a lift • thumb a ride hitchhike Their car had a flat tire so they thumbed a lift to the nearest gas station …   Idioms and examples

  • thumb — [[t]θʌ̱m[/t]] thumbs, thumbing, thumbed 1) N COUNT Your thumb is the short thick piece on the side of your hand next to your four fingers. She bit the tip of her left thumb, not looking at me. 2) N COUNT The thumb of a glove is the part which a… …   English dictionary

  • thumb — thumb1 [θʌm] n ↑finger, ↑fingernail, ↑thumb [: Old English; Origin: thuma] 1.) the 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 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • thumb — I UK [θʌm] / US noun [countable] Word forms thumb : singular thumb plural thumbs ** a) the part at the side of your hand that is like a wide finger She lifted the note carefully between finger and thumb. b) the part of a glove that covers your… …   English dictionary

  • thumb — 1 noun (C) 1 the part of your hand that is shaped like a thick short finger and helps you to hold things: a baby sucking its thumb 2 the part of a glove that fits over your thumb 3 be all (fingers and) thumbs informal to be unable to do things… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • thumb — /θʌm / (say thum) noun 1. the short, thick inner digit of the human hand, next to the forefinger. 2. the corresponding digit in other animals; the pollex. 3. that part of a glove, etc., which covers the thumb. 4. Architecture → ovolo. –verb (t) 5 …   Australian English dictionary

  • thumb — 1. noun the thumb on his left hand Syn: technical pollex, opposable digit 2. verb 1) he thumbed through his notebook Syn: leaf, flick, flip, riffle, skim, browse, look 2) his dictionaries were thumbed and ink stained …   Thesaurus of popular words

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