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noun 
  1. The short thick digit of the human hand that has the most mobility and can be made to oppose (moved to touch) all of the other fingers.
  2. (computing) The part of a slider that may be moved up and down or along the slider.
verb 
  1. (transitive) To touch with the .
  2. (transitive) To turn the pages of (a book) in order to read it cursorily.
I thumbed through the book and decided not to bother reading it all.
Etymology: (term, íuma, íÅma, lang=ang), from (Ger.), from tÅmon- "thick finger", from
  • tÅ- "swell" (compare Latin (term, tumere, lang=la)). Cognate with Dutch (term, duim, lang=nl), German (term, Daumen, lang=de).



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