[ US /ˈθəmd/ ]
[ UK /θˈʌmd/ ]
  1. (of pages) worn or soiled by thumb and fingers by frequent handling or turning
    well-thumbed pages of the dictionary
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How To Use thumbed In A Sentence

  • Bony fingers fumbled across Anne's shoulders, thumbed her clavicle, seemed to be searching for something. THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS
  • It may interest you to know that a boy answering Rory's description thumbed a ride to Howth.
  • Between a book on chemotherapy and another on neurophysiological disorders, she came upon an old, well-thumbed prayer book. GRACE
  • Inside the booth, he secured the door with his foot and thumbed through the phone book.
  • His cookbooks can be found, greasily thumbed, in many of the nation's kitchens.
  • He has thumbed his nose at authority all his life.
  • Miss or Mrs.) is being remarkably patient with his five-thumbed student, as yet again, I produce something that more resembles a slug dozing on a rice mattress, than the kind of epicurean masterpiece customers -- and celebrities -- pay top dollar for. Rolling Sushi With Nobu
  • He leaned over and thumbed the remote beside the lamp.
  • Tucked the small earplugs in, thumbed the Walkman 's start button, and closed his eyes, lying at ease, waiting to be counted. STONE CITY
  • He carries a foldaway pine stool, a well-thumbed copy of yesterday's Evening Standard and a small frying pan in a crumpled polythene bag.
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