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Is "thumble" the eqivalent of "hitch-hike'?



 
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Is "thumble" the eqivalent of "hitch-hike'? #1 (permalink) Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:16 am   Is "thumble" the eqivalent of "hitch-hike'?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #723 "Real Life: Using Body Parts as Verbs (3)", question 4

When Karen was eighteen, she ......... a ride to California. She used to take a lot of chances but, now, she is pretty conservative.

(a) nosed
(b) headed
(c) thumbed
(d) faced

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #723 "Real Life: Using Body Parts as Verbs (3)", answer 4

When Karen was eighteen, she thumbed a ride to California. She used to take a lot of chances but, now, she is pretty conservative.

Correct answer: (c) thumbed

Your answer was: incorrect
When Karen was eighteen, she headed a ride to California. She used to take a lot of chances but, now, she is pretty conservative.
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Dear teacher,
Am I right that the verb "thumble" is the eqivalent of "hitch-hike". Thank you in advance.
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Is "thumble" the eqivalent of "hitch-hike'? #2 (permalink) Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:23 am   Is "thumble" the eqivalent of "hitch-hike'?
 

Good morning Olga, that is exactly what it means. She hitch-hiked.
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Is "thumble" the eqivalent of "hitch-hike'? #3 (permalink) Sun Apr 05, 2009 17:25 pm   Is "thumble" the eqivalent of "hitch-hike'?
 

Hello Olga,
As far as I know, "thumble" is not a word at all.
To "thumb a ride" means to hitch-hike and it's used as a verb in this case.
I'm assuming thumble is a typo.
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