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Synonyms for thumb

digit

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hitch

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thumb through something

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  • flick through
  • browse through
  • leaf through
  • glance at
  • turn over
  • flip through
  • skim through
  • riffle through
  • scan the pages of
  • run your eye over

Synonyms for thumb

to look through reading matter casually

Synonyms for thumb

the thick short innermost digit of the forelimb

the part of a glove that provides a covering for the thumb

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a convex molding having a cross section in the form of a quarter of a circle or of an ellipse

travel by getting free rides from motorists

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look through a book or other written material

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feel or handle with the fingers

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References in classic literature ?
With these words she put the ring upon her left thumb, lifted the young man with one hand, and walked away with him under her arm.
THEN there was no end to the rage and disappointment of Tom Thumb and Hunca Munca.
And now, Doctor, perhaps you would kindly attend to my thumb, or rather to the place where my thumb used to be.
For it was not a thumb, any more than it was a snail.
So Master Thumb stayed at home with his father and mother, in peace; for though he had been so great a traveller, and had done and seen so many fine things, and was fond enough of telling the whole story, he always agreed that, after all, there's no place like HOME!
What a providential thing that this young man should press his right thumb against the wall in taking his hat from the peg.
said the Rector laying down his reels, and putting his thumbs into his armholes with an air of attention.
From this walk a passage called Bunting's Thumb, because it is that length, leads into Picnic Street, where there are real kettles, and chestnut-blossom falls into your mug as you are drinking.
Then she lifted both hands, with all the fingers and thumbs spread out, and cried:
Two thumbs pressed into his neck on either side of the windpipe directly on the carotid arteries, shutting off the blood to his brain and giving him most exquisite agony, at the same time rendering him unconscious far more swiftly than the swiftest anaesthetic.
At that time he was a mere puppy, soft from the making, without form, ready for the thumb of circumstance to begin its work upon him.
That punch on the head of a man whose very name is forgotten settled this thumb finally and for ever.
In the first Captain Lemuel Gulliver being wrecked finds himself upon an island where all the people are so small that he can pick them up in his thumb and finger, and it requires six hundred of their beds to make one for him.
Oofty-Oofty laid hold of Parsons's thumb, pulling it out stoutly and snapping it back into place.
An' right there he finishes himself, for his bad thumb, which I've known since he first got it as a kid fightin' in the sandlot at Watts Tract--he smashes that thumb right there, on my hard head, back into the socket with an out-twist, an' all the old cords that'd never got strong gets theirs again.