thumbing

present participle of thumb
1
as in hitching
to travel by securing free rides thought I'd thumb into town instead of paying for a cab

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as in flipping
to turn over pages in an idle or cursory manner I thumbed through the book during the flight but was too distracted to really read it

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“Thumbing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/thumbing. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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