thumb a ride


thumb a ride
a) To flag or signal a passing vehicle in hopes of securing passage.
b) To secure a ride by flagging down a vehicle.

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  • thumb a ride — {v. phr.}, {informal} To get a ride by hitchhiking; hitchhike. * /Not having much money, Carl decided to thumb a ride to New York./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • thumb a ride — {v. phr.}, {informal} To get a ride by hitchhiking; hitchhike. * /Not having much money, Carl decided to thumb a ride to New York./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • 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 a ride — tv. to beg a ride; to stand at the side of the street and signal to cars with one’s thumb for a ride. □ I’ll thumb a ride to get there if I have to. □ I thumbed a ride to speed things up …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • thumb\ a\ ride — v. phr. informal To get a ride by hitchhiking; hitchhike. Not having much money, Carl decided to thumb a ride to New York …   Словарь американских идиом

  • ride — [n] journey, trip in vehicle airing, commute, drive, excursion, expedition, hitch, jaunt, joyride*, lift, outing, pick up*, run, spin, Sunday drive, tour, transportation, turn, whirl; concept 224 ride [v1] carry or be carried be supported,… …   New thesaurus

  • 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 — [[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

  • ride — I n. short trip by vehicle, on horseback 1) to catch, get; go for, go on, have (BE), take a ride 2) (colloq.) to bum, hitch, thumb a ride (as a hitch hiker) 3) to give (smb.) a ride; to take (smb.) for a ride 4) a joy; train ride (to go on a joy… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • thumb — thumb1 [ θʌm ] noun count ** the part at the side of your hand that is like a wide finger: She lifted the note carefully between finger and thumb. a. the part of a GLOVE that covers your thumb b. jerk/jab/cock your thumb to point your thumb at… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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