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Synonyms for thumb
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thumb, pollex(noun)

    the thick short innermost digit of the forelimb

    Synonyms:
    ovolo, quarter round, pollex

  2. thumb(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    ovolo, quarter round, pollex

  3. ovolo, thumb, quarter round(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    ovolo, quarter round, pollex

  4. hitchhike, hitch, thumb(verb)

    travel by getting free rides from motorists

    Synonyms:
    jerk, hitch, hitchhike, leaf, flip, buck, limp, flick, riff, finger, catch, gimp, riffle, hobble

  5. flick, flip, thumb, riffle, leaf, riff(verb)

    look through a book or other written material

    "He thumbed through the report"; "She leafed through the volume"

    Synonyms:
    pitch, throw, twitch, click, toss, flip over, switch, turn over, flick, riff, leaf, tack, alternate, riffle, flip, ripple, interchange, snap, flip-flop, flip out, flicker, hitch, ruffle, finger, jerk, cockle, sky, hitchhike, undulate

  6. finger, thumb(verb)

    feel or handle with the fingers

    "finger the binding of the book"

    Synonyms:
    hitch, hitchhike, leaf, flip, flick, feel, riff, finger, riffle

Wiktionary

  1. thumb(verb)

    To touch with the thumb.

    Synonyms:
    thumby, pollex, digit I, first digit

  2. thumb(verb)

    Synonyms:
    page, leaf, peruse, browse

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    inch, pouce

How to pronounce thumb?

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Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
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How to say thumb in sign language?

  1. thumb

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How to use thumb in a sentence?

  1. Jeffrey Guzzetti:

    It will be jarring if other countries don't immediately follow. I'll be disappointed. But I guess I won't be too surprised if other countries thumb their nose at us and don't follow immediately.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Another person campaigned for eight years. ' Repeal and replace.' And we were a little surprised when the thumb went down.

  3. Arthur Conan Doyle:

    I can never bring you to realize the importance of sleeves, the suggestiveness of thumb-nails, or the great issues that may hang from a boot-lace.

  4. Kyle Kondik:

    The general rule of thumb in these primaries is the challengers almost always fail.

  5. John W. Gardner:

    Storybook happiness involves every form of pleasant thumb-twiddling true happiness involves the full use of one's powers and talents.


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