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thumb

1. noun ANAT digit 2. noun of glove etc3. verb hitchhike4. verb leaf through book etc5. verb wear pages of book etc6. verb press
phrases
1 noun ANAT digit ordóg fem2to suck your thumb d'ordóg a dhiúl
modifierordóige  c m uthumb joint alt na hordóige
2 noun of glove etcordóg fem2
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3 verb informal hitchhike
TRANSITIVEtéigh ar an ordógtéigh i muinín na hordóigeeveryone thumbed a lift in those days bhíodh gach duine i muinín na hordóige sna laethanta sin, ag síobshiúl a bhíodh gach duine sna laethanta sin
INTRANSITIVEtéigh ar an ordógtéigh i muinín na hordóigebheith ar an ordógI thumbed it to Kerry chuaigh mé go Ciarrraí ar an ordóg
4 verb leaf through book etc TRANSITIVEhe was thumbing the pages quickly bhí sé ag féachaint trí na leathanaigh go tapa 5 verb wear pages of book etc TRANSITIVEthat book was well-thumbed is iomaí duine a láimhsigh an leabhar sin, tá go leor crúbála déanta ar an leabhar sin 6 verb press TRANSITIVEbrúigh le d'ordóg
phrases

all thumbs

(also

all fingers and thumbs

) ciotachliobarnachliopastamístuamashe was all thumbs bhí méara sliopacha uirthi, bhí gach rud ag titim uaithi, bhí sí místuama

to put your thumb up

(also

to raise your thumb

) d'ordóg a chur in airded'ordóg a ardú

to thumb your nose at sb/sth

1 show disrespectdo shrón a ardú ar dhuine/rudstrainc a chur ort féin le duine/rud 2 gesture of disrespectordóg a chur faoi do shrón le duineduine a mhaslú

thumbs down

informalto give sth the thumbs down rud a cháineadhshe gave the show the thumbs down níor thaitin an seó léi

thumbs up

informalto give sth the thumbs up rud a mholadhthe book got the thumbs up from my father thaitin an leabhar le m'athair

to be under sb's thumb

bheith faoi ghad ag duinebheith faoi bhos an chait ag duinebheith faoi shlat ag duinebheith faoina ordóg ag duinebheith faoi chaimpirín ag duine