thumbing[ thuhm ]SEE DEFINITION OF thumbing
Synonyms for thumbing
- appeal to
- apply to
- feel one out
- give a play
- give a tumble
- make advance
- make overture
- make up to
- sound out
- speak to
- take aside
- talk to
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR THUMBING
Trask slipped the pistol from his holster, thumbing off the safety.
Nuclear particles are ignored by it; it just sits there thumbing its nose at us.
Dancing-women followed, keeping step to the thumbing of their tambours.
After thumbing its pages for a moment, he found a place and began to read.
"And poo-poo for you," said Murray, thumbing his nose at the apparition.
Dan, thumbing through the loose papers on the table, made no reply.
The proletaire have risen and are thumbing their nose at the gods.
The man opposite her was just thumbing his last morsel of pie.
I was winner and thumbing my chips, when bang went a gun at the other table.
"Here's your money," he said, thumbing over the bills clumsily and regretfully.