thumb - definition and synonyms

verb 

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/θʌm/
present tense
I/you/we/theythumb
he/she/itthumbs
present participlethumbing
past tensethumbed
past participlethumbed

phrases

phrasal verb

thumb through

[transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theythumb through
he/she/itthumbs through
present participlethumbing through
past tensethumbed through
past participlethumbed through
thumb through something to quickly turn the pages of a book, magazine, or newspaper