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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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The first new ad, Thumb Cats, goes live on 28 February and features a man pondering what life would be like if cats had opposable thumbs and went after his Cravendale.
However, as Enzo constantly reminds us, he has neither facile tongue to speak his story nor opposable thumbs with which to write it down; so how exactly is the story being told to us?
We visited the neighboring monkey rehab center and learned that spider monkeys no longer have opposable thumbs like people.
Enzo sees an upside in his impending death: He expects to be reincarnated as a human, when he finally will have the opposable thumbs and tameable tongue he's long coveted.
But luckily for humans, bears don't have opposable thumbs, and are defeated by clips, locks and anything else that takes a thumb to open.
Not to mention the birds of the air, who "neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns," although, since they lack opposable thumbs, I wouldn't expect them to.
Generally students are not sure about suicide, homosexuality, opposable thumbs, bipedality, emotions (of course, their dogs show emotions), and abstract thought.
Cheeta is handy with a paintbrush because, like humans, chimpanzees and other apes have opposable thumbs, says Anne Pusey, a primatologist at the University of Minnesota.
We are members of an elite class of animals who have opposable thumbs.
Scientists believe our opposable thumbs enabled us to build tools and weapons, thus separating us from lesser animals.
Time is of the essence, and without opposable thumbs, the magic of the moment would be gone - very embarrassing for the males.
The mathematics of problem solving, along with opposable thumbs, is what throughout history separated us from our simian ancestors.
We are mobile consciousness, gifted with incredible powers: powerful vision to see what needs to be done; opposable thumbs so we can do the work with a variety of powerful tools; and voices so we can bring our actions in resonance with one another and then pray and sing as we work together.
opposable thumbs that won't save us from ourselves,