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thumb

thumb

 
 
pronunciation:
thuhm
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
all thumbs, thumbs down, under one's thumb, thumb one's nose
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the short, thick first or inmost finger on humans and other primates that is opposed to the other four fingers and thus permits the hand to grasp and pick up objects.
 
definition 2: a corresponding body part on other animals.
definition 3: a cover for this finger, as in a glove.
phrase: all thumbs
phrase: thumbs down
phrase: under one's thumb
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: thumbed, thumbing, thumbs
definition 1: to glance through, soil, or wear (a book, magazine, or the like, or its pages), as by turning pages with the thumb.
Her copy of the novel was well thumbed.
similar words:
leaf
definition 2: to seek (a ride) by cocking a thumb in the desired direction to attract the attention of passing motorists.
similar words:
hitch
phrase: thumb one's nose
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