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An act, instance, or sign of approval.


an act, instance, or gesture of approval or support.


n (inf) (= agreement)Zustimmung f; (= praise)Lobeshymne f (inf)


(θam) noun
1. the short thick finger of the hand, set at a different angle from the other four.
2. the part of a glove or mitten covering this finger.
(often with through) to turn over (the pages of a book) with the thumb or fingers. She was thumbing through the dictionary.
ˈthumb-nail noun
the nail on the thumb.
ˈthumbprint noun
a mark made by pressing the thumb on to a surface, sometimes used as means of identification.
ˌthumbs-ˈup noun
a sign expressing a wish for good luck, success etc. He gave me the thumbs-up.
ˈthumbtack noun
(American) a drawing-pin. She hung the picture on the wall with thumbtacks.
under someone's thumb
controlled or greatly influenced by someone. She is completely under her husband's thumb.
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The Windows/PC shooting game - which features a cartoon-style dog with a gun and jet boots - is being sold via Steam, the go-to app for downloading PC games, but Mr Jarrett had to get the thumbs-up from the gaming world before it was made available.
His cheery thumbs-up had become a feature of social media posts in which he charted his fund-raising and his battle with bowel cancer.
Comments that got an initial fake thumbs-up were 32 percent more likely to get a real one from the next person reading them, and over time ended up with significantly more thumbs-ups than those in the control group; comments with an initial thumbsdown, by contrast, didn't do any worse than the control group.
Now I'd love to get the thumbs-up from a real Second World War pilot.
A assumes a two-point stance with bent knees, a flat back, arms locked out at chest level, and hands in a thumbs-up position on B's chest.
Superficially, Ecce Homo seems an uninflectedly humanist statement; on this basis, both the UK broadsheets and the public at large gave its temporary installation a hearty thumbs-up.
After a green light from the federal courts, program-slashing by successive administrations, and a reluctant thumbs-up from Congress, the government now has an obligation to tribes to make sure that gaming is run legally and in the interests of the people it was intended to help--in short, that gambling is the "means of promoting tribal economic development, self-sufficiency, and strong tribal governments" Congress declared it would be in the eighties.
My two young charges gave the thumbs-up to the Cars sequence - the cars apparently took 2,000 man hours to build - and voted the Toy Story 3 sequence the best part of the night.
She also gets the thumbs-up sign from women she passes on her route, and she makes sure to wave to little girls, who giggle in amazement.