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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The short, thick finger nearest the wrist.

Usage examples (34)
  • At no time is freedom of speech more precious than when a man hits his thumb with a hammer.
  • The last photo in the thumb is his – great shot ….
  • Under my thumb is the squirmin 'dog who's just had her day.
  • Every time she goes to sea she makes a pied-de-nez, what you call thumb to the nose, to all your English cruisers. for more
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