Thumb in a sentence as a noun

But how many of us are going to go out of our way to stick a thumb in Dropbox's eye?

"According to folk belief, it's the distance from the tip of Henry I's nose to the end of his thumb.

But I don't really like Microsoft policy and technologies, as a rule of thumb.

Your thumb represents a planet's N pole, and your fingers point in the direction that the planet is spinning.

Otherwise, me, and everyone else is working under someone else's thumb, by their rules, working on vacation.

Thumb in a sentence as a verb

Talented engineers are well served by a rule of thumb not to reach for more equity, but rather to negotiate in terms of their actual rate.

As a rule of thumb a robust system shouldn't have more than a handful of parameters and it should ideally show profits in simulations without a great deal of optimisation on those.

In the case of a single AE-, BE- amputation or a single upper limb dysmelia, the minimal impairment is met if all fingers and the thumb of one hand is missing through the MCP joint or other impairments who are equivalents, without a functional grip.

Topic other than discussing the irresponsibility of "outing" a guy using the clever tricks of using his name and public records look ups.> A libertarian, Nakamoto encouraged his daughter to be independent, start her own business and "not be under the government's thumb," she says.

Thumb definitions


the thick short innermost digit of the forelimb

See also: pollex


the part of a glove that provides a covering for the thumb


a convex molding having a cross section in the form of a quarter of a circle or of an ellipse

See also: ovolo


travel by getting free rides from motorists

See also: hitchhike hitch


look through a book or other written material; "He thumbed through the report"; "She leafed through the volume"

See also: flick flip riffle leaf riff


feel or handle with the fingers; "finger the binding of the book"

See also: finger