Noun(1) the thick short innermost digit of the forelimb(2) the part of a glove that provides a covering for the thumb(3) a convex molding having a cross section in the form of a quarter of a circle or of an ellipse
Verb(1) travel by getting free rides from motorists(2) look through a book or other written material(3) feel or handle with the fingers
(1) She jerked her thumb over her shoulder towards the entrance without looking up.(2) At the ready with the muzzle up, you can quickly thumb a hammer back as you shoulder it.(3) Nick held his thumb and forefinger apart about a half an inch.(4) A backhand catch in which the thumb of the glove points down and the glove-arm is positioned across the body must be practiced as much as the open-hand catch.(5) Despite the flurry of action as we hijack the room, he continues to thumb out a furious text message and refuses to say hello.(6) The thumb part of the glove should fold down underneath the fingers and point down.(7) Normally, there are four types of design of the glove's thumb , which are Wing Thumb, Straight Thumb, Keystone Thumb, and Reversible Thumb.(8) three cars passed me and I tried to thumb a ride(9) You could otherwise hope that a friendly soul at the Clachaig will offer a lift, or thumb a ride back: you would be unlucky if no-one stopped.(10) The hands looked almost normal, with four fingers and an opposable thumb .(11) I wore four other rings; two thumb rings, a pinky ring, and another index finger ring.(12) It's all the rage, flick on your TV, thumb through a magazine or listen to the radio - everyone's at it.(13) The intercom beeped on a console near the galley and Merlin moved to thumb the control.(14) Mole crickets can wreak havoc on lawns and golf courses: the adults dig burrows as big across as your thumb , and the larvae eat grass roots.(15) Using both hands, each testicle should be gently rolled between the thumb and index finger to find any lumps or irregular areas.(16) Put a few drops of peppermint oil on the thumb patches of your gloves, so you can sniff on the fly.