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Thumb a ride

DEFINITION

Hitchhike. Typically, to seek a free ride, one stands on the road side with the thumb pointing in the direction you wish to go, so to thumb a ride is to hitchhike.

“I couldn’t afford a train ticket to New York so I thumbed a ride all the way.”

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