[ US /ˈθəm/ ]
[ UK /θˈʌm/ ]
  1. look through a book or other written material
    She leafed through the volume
    He thumbed through the report
  2. travel by getting free rides from motorists
  3. feel or handle with the fingers
    finger the binding of the book
  1. the part of a glove that provides a covering for the thumb
  2. the thick short innermost digit of the forelimb
  3. a convex molding having a cross section in the form of a quarter of a circle or of an ellipse
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How To Use thumb In A Sentence

  • My monitor fills with images of two men saluting, grinning thumbs up or looking dead serious.
  • Thompson claimed that his grandmother, who lived in Blyth, Northumberland, was a pagan high priestess, and that she had passed on her powers to him. Sex cult leader jailed for forcing girlfriend into sex with others
  • Sit at home twiddling my thumbs? Times, Sunday Times
  • He gently took her chin between his forefinger and his thumb and raised it so she could look him in the eyes.
  • The monks of Vera Cruz can best tell thee where little 'thumbkin' is. Sea-Dogs All! A Tale of Forest and Sea
  • You can browse and view images individually or in thumbnail mode.
  • Paul described how surgeons formed a new thumb on his right hand from the big toe on the foot that they had amputated hours earlier.
  • ‘Shh, shh… ‘Luke whispered, wiping the tears off of her cheeks with his thumbs.
  • As a rule of thumb, the villages of Barolo and La Morra produce the most perfumed win es, while Monforte d 'Alba and Serralunga produce more structured, powerful wines that require substantial cellaring. In Search of Barolo
  • Instinctively, Hunter tried to field the ball barehanded - an unfortunate decision, as it turned out - and incurred a hairline fracture to his right thumb.
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