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English definition of “thumb through sth”

thumb through sth

verb uk phrasal verb with thumb   /θʌm/ us  
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."
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