What is another word for Thumbing?

Pronunciation: [θˈʌmɪŋ] (IPA)

Thumbing is a type of gesture or action made with the thumb. Synonyms for thumbing include hitchhiking, signaling, gesturing, motioning, and indicating. Hitchhiking is the act of soliciting a ride by making a hand gesture, usually with the thumb lifted upwards. Signaling and gesturing are more general terms that can refer to any type of nonverbal communication made with the hand, including the use of the thumb. Motioning and indicating are also general terms that can refer to any type of nonverbal communication, but they typically imply a more deliberate and intentional gesture or action.

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What are the hypernyms for Thumbing?

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What are the opposite words for Thumbing?

Thumbing is the act of holding a book or a magazine by the edge of its pages with one's thumb while leaving the other fingers free to flip through the pages. Some antonyms for the word thumbing could be flipping, turning, shuffling, flicking, waving, or fluttering. These words imply a brisk and quick movement, as opposed to the slow and steady action of holding down the pages with one's thumb. These antonyms could also be used to describe different ways of reading a book or a magazine, such as skimming through the pages, making quick glances, or looking for a specific section.

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Usage examples for Thumbing

Mrs. Calvert was idly Thumbing over the race-track annual.
"Garrison's Finish A Romance of the Race-Course"
W. B. M. Ferguson
She was Thumbing over the leaves.
"Garrison's Finish A Romance of the Race-Course"
W. B. M. Ferguson
The story is a kind of archaeological romance which appealed greatly to the dilettante, for whose benefit Leonardo Crassus commissioned Aldus to print it, but which was far from exciting the popular interest which shows its appreciation for a book by Thumbing it out of existence.
"Fine Books"
Alfred W. Pollard

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