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English noun: thumb

1. thumb (body) the thick short innermost digit of the forelimb


Synonymspollex


Broader (hypernym)finger


Part holonymmusculus abductor pollicis, thumbnail

2. thumb (artifact) the part of a glove that provides a covering for the thumb


Broader (hypernym)covering


Part meronymglove

3. thumb (artifact) a convex molding having a cross section in the form of a quarter of a circle or of an ellipse


Synonymsovolo, quarter round


Broader (hypernym)molding, moulding


Narrower (hyponym)echinus


English verb: thumb

1. thumb (motion) travel by getting free rides from motorists


Synonymshitch, hitchhike


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)ride

2. thumb (perception) look through a book or other written material


SamplesHe thumbed through the report.
She leafed through the volume.


Synonymsflick, flip, leaf, riff, riffle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)peruse

3. thumb (contact) feel or handle with the fingers


SamplesFinger the binding of the book.


Synonymsfinger


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)touch









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