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thumb through sth

phrasal verb with thumb uk   us   /θʌm/ verb
to turn the pages of a book, magazine, or a document quickly and only read small parts of it: "Have you read the report?" "Well, I thumbed through it quickly on the train."
Translations of “thumb through sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 匆匆翻閱,瀏覽…
in Russian пролистать что-либо…
in Turkish karıştırmak, sayfaları hızlıca çevirmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 匆匆翻阅,浏览…
in Polish przeglądać coś, kartkować coś…
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