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1 think /ˈθɪŋk/ verb
thinks; thought /ˈθɑːt/ ; thinking
1 think
/ˈθɪŋk/
verb
thinks; thought /ˈθɑːt/ ; thinking
Learner's definition of THINK
: to believe that something is true, that a particular situation exists, that something will happen, etc.
[+ object]
often + that
[no object]
: to have an opinion about someone or something
[+ object]
often + that
[no object]
+ about or of
: to form or have (a particular thought) in your mind
[+ object]
[no object]
usually + about or of
: to use your mind to understand or decide something
[no object]
often + about
[+ object]
[+ object] : to have thoughts about (something)
[+ object] : to remember (something)
often followed by to + verb
[+ object] : to have thoughts about possibly doing (something) : to have the intention of doing (something)
[+ object]
used to make a statement or suggestion less definite
used to politely ask someone to do something or give you something
used in questions that show anger or surprise about what someone has done or is doing

come to think of it

see 1come

don't even think about (doing) it

informal
used to tell someone in a forceful way that something is not allowed

not think anything of

: to not think of (something) as being important or unusual

not think much of

: to not like (someone or something) very much

think again

informal
used to say that what someone believes, expects, etc., is not true or will not happen

think ahead

: to prepare for a future event or situation by thinking about what might happen

think aloud

or think out loud
: to say your thoughts so that other people can hear them

think back

[phrasal verb]
: to think about something that happened in the past often + to

think better of

: to decide not to do (something) after thinking further about it

think big

see 2big

think fit

see 1fit

think for yourself

: to form opinions and make decisions without help from other people

think less of

: to not respect (someone) as much as you did before : to have a worse opinion of (someone)

think nothing of

: to not hesitate at all about (doing something that other people think is very difficult or dangerous)
think nothing of it used as a polite response when someone has apologized to you or thanked you

think of

[phrasal verb]
think of (something)
: to have thoughts about possibly doing (something)
: to use your mind to form or invent (something)
: to remember (something)
think of (someone or something)
: to have a particular kind of opinion about (someone or something)
: to form or have an idea about (someone or something)
: to be concerned about (someone or something) when you make decisions about what to do
think of (someone or something) as (someone or something) : to believe that (someone or something) is (a particular type of person or thing) or has (a particular quality)

think out

[phrasal verb]
think out (something) or think (something) out
: to think about (something, such as a problem) for a period of time in an effort to find a solution, make a decision, etc.

think outside the box

see 1box

think over

[phrasal verb]
think (something) over or think over (something)
: to think about (something) for a period of time especially in an effort to understand or make a decision about it

think through

[phrasal verb]
think (something) through or think through (something)
: to think about all the different parts or effects of (something) for a period of time especially in an effort to understand or make a decision about it

think twice

informal
: to think seriously about whether you really want to do something before you do it

think up

[phrasal verb]
think up (something) or think (something) up informal
: to use your mind to form or invent (something)

to think

used to express surprise or shock
2 think /ˈθɪŋk/ noun
2 think
/ˈθɪŋk/
noun
Learner's definition of THINK
[singular] chiefly British, informal
: an act of thinking about something

have another think coming

informal
used to say that someone is wrong or mistaken
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