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