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Verb
To browse or peruse reading material
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“As one stops to thumb the pages of the books written during the middle of the century, one's mind subconsciously runs back to the Middle Ages.”
Verb
To attempt to get a (free) ride in a passing vehicle
“We were stuck, and Michael went into a pub to get a drink whilst I stayed on the corner trying to thumb a lift.”
Verb
To press or push down on something, especially with one's thumb
“She only had to thumb the button and the door would open.”
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To touch or handle, especially with the thumb or fingers
“He fumbled once more with his tie while he continued to thumb around on his phone.”
Verb
To handle a substance physically with the intent of creating a desired form
Noun
The short, thick first digit of the human hand
“Nick held his thumb and forefinger apart about a half an inch.”
Noun
A slender-jointed extremity of the hand of a human or animal
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