English version

thumb through something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthumb through something phrasal verbREADto look through a book, magazine etc quickly I began thumbing through the pages of a gardening catalogue. thumb→ See Verb table
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thumb through As a joke I actually bought it for Richard to thumb through.I was thumbing through that looking for a pizza coupon tonight and said oh.Indeed, one can thumb through the Bible and find justification for just about anything.As she thumbs through the catalog, she points to a number of them.Once again Azadi thumbed through the intelligence report for some inspiration.But just thumbing through the pages will always be a delightful task.Inside the booth, he secured the door with his foot and thumbed through the phone book.Without thumbing through Who's Who?, he's now agreed to read four better-known celebrity faces.
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Verb table
thumb
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theythumb
he, she, itthumbs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theythumbed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave thumbed
he, she, ithas thumbed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad thumbed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill thumb
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have thumbed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam thumbing
he, she, itis thumbing
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you, we, theyare thumbing
Past
I, he, she, itwas thumbing
you, we, theywere thumbing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been thumbing
he, she, ithas been thumbing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been thumbing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be thumbing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been thumbing
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