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Definition of "thumbed" []

  • The first and usually shortest and thickest of the digits of the hand, composed of two short bones (noun)
  • The corresponding digit in other vertebrates (noun)
  • The part of a glove shaped to fit the thumb (noun)
  • To touch, mark, or move with the thumb (verb)
  • To attempt to obtain (a lift or ride) by signalling with the thumb (verb)
  • To flip the pages of (a book, magazine, etc) perfunctorily in order to glance at the contents (verb)
  • Having some specific type of thumb. (adjective)

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  • Simple past tense and past participle of thumb. (verb)

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Use "thumbed" in a sentence
  • "He did not use it to chase his assailant away, but without a word thumbed off the safety and shot the would-be thief dead in the head."
  • "Probably many of these _incognita_ and _rarissima_ perished in the great fire of London; others again met their fate solely through their own popularity, being 'thumbed' to pieces."
  • "For example, the distributional tables outlining the impact of the GST were the most 'thumbed' part of the documentation, certainly by those Treasury officers answering phone queries."