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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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For example, he says it cannot explain why you or I have opposable thumbs, for while it can explain why individuals with that trait exist (as opposed to some other individuals) it cannot explain why we have that trait (as opposed to some other trait).
The Creation Question asks: how did the genetic plan for an opposable thumb originate in the human species (or its ancestors)?
Chimpanzee - Lives in highly ordered societies, uses opposable thumb to good effect and can create and use tools.
However, as Apple says many times in its advertising and its commercials, the iPhone 5's 4-inch screen is designed to the opposable thumb -- making it any larger would defeat the purpose.
Or for that matter, does he, she, or it need an opposable thumb to wrap around the coffee cup?
The animal, known as Oreopithecus bambolii, boasted an opposable thumb and a grasping ability much like that exhibited by members of the human evolutionary family 3 million to 4 million years old, according to a new report.
Designed to mimic the shape and grasp of a human hand, with four fingers and an opposable thumb, the prosthetic works reliably even in moist, oily, and dirty environments.
Unfortunately they do not possess opposable thumbs human thumbs which can be moved around, and enable one to grasp things so they will never be able to mimic our great metropolises and technologies, researchers noted.
Unfortunately, they won't ever mimic our great metropolises and technologies because they didn't evolve opposable thumbs," she added.
otherwise occupied opposable thumbs to break the fall when they
The new finding indicates that early hominids needed no special mental ability, no fully opposable thumbs and not even any idea of what they were doing to get started as toolmakers, the researchers report in the Nov.
Humans already have a tendency to anthropomorphize their pets, and here, tapping into the wish we all share to know what's going on in our animals' heads, screenwriters Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio (who have co-authored all of Illumination's features except "Minions"), along with Brian Lynch (who wrote "Minions"), take that impulse to the extreme, imbuing these critters with the ability to speak--along with a host of other behaviors that would normally require opposable thumbs and a fair understanding of modern electronics.
Alas, as the full-time whistle sounded Kyle Lafferty had still not developed opposable thumbs.
How my best friend's cat manages to make such coherent updates despite his distinct lack of opposable thumbs is completely beyond me, and I'm even more impressed with the amazing wit which seems to be contained within a can of Dr Pepper.