verbo (past and past participle thought /θɔːt/)
- 1 [with clause] Have a particular belief or idea: she thought that nothing would be the same again (be thought) it’s thought he may have collapsed from shock [with infinitive]: up to 300 people were thought to have diedMás ejemplos en oraciones
believe, be of the opinion, have as one's opinion, be of the view, be under the impression; expect, imagine, anticipate; surmise, suppose, conjecture, guess, fancy; conclude, determine, reason• informal reckonNorth American • informal figure• formal opine• archaic weendeem, judge, hold, reckon, consider, presume, estimate; regard as, view as
- I have no idea why she would think that associating with those people is a good thing.
- But nobody thinks that idea worth fighting a war over.
- But at their recent meeting, members said they thought the situation was getting better.
- 1.2 (I think) Used in speech to reduce the force of a statement, or to politely suggest or refuse something: I thought we could go out for a mealMás ejemplos en oraciones
- So with dinner in mind and a recent chat to people in Spain, I think a small sherry is in order.
- The very fact that we have moved beyond the age of deference supports my case I think.
- Tonight is my last night in Preston for a while so I am going for a few pints and a curry I think.
- 2 [no object] Direct one’s mind towards someone or something; use one’s mind actively to form connected ideas: he was thinking about Colin Jack thought for a moment [with object]: any writer who so rarely produces a book is not thinking deep thoughtsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- With this in mind, let us think for a moment about the surface of a sphere.
- Natural selection did not design our minds to think directly about how best to pass on our genes.
- I just sat in my chair for a few moments, my mouth silent, my mind thinking.
- 2.1Have a particular mental attitude or approach: he thought like a general [with complement]: one should always think positiveMás ejemplos en oraciones
- And we have to have an educational approach, which thinks in these kinds of terms.
- You imagine the worst by thinking negatively without good reason.
- You tend to imagine the worst by thinking negatively and torturing yourself endlessly today!
- 2.2 (think of/about) Take into consideration when deciding on a possible action: you can live how you like, but there’s the children to think aboutMás ejemplos en oraciones
- We need to think of possible legal complications in all sorts of routine situations.
- Make sure you have thought of the possible gains and losses if you took the leap.
- The tendency is to take what he wants, and act as he wants without thinking of the possible effect on others.
- 2.3 (think of) Call to mind: lemon thyme is a natural pair with any chicken dish you can think ofMás ejemplos en oraciones
- But for me, these remembrances are the best way I can think of to give you a sense of an age long gone.
- If you can think of an animal, the likelihood is it would be made into a rug somewhere in the house, with its head mounted on the walls.
- I can think of some cases where a marina actually adds to the beauty and charm of a place.
- 2.4 (think of/about) Consider the possibility or advantages of (a course of action): he was thinking of becoming a zoologistMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Recently, I've been thinking of doing a course with the Open University - which is probably a good thing to do.
- Now I am about to start a clinical doctorate I am thinking of doing an art course.
- If you are thinking about setting up a course then you should think through these issues.
- 2.5 (think to do something) Have sufficient foresight or awareness to do something: I hadn’t thought to warn Rachel about himMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Sadly for me, nobody ever thought to test the damn thing on the Firth of Clyde on a Tuesday.
- There was a timber yard next door and someone thought to test the process on pine.
- 2.6Imagine or expect (an actual or possible situation): think of being paid a salary to hunt big game! [with clause]: I never thought we’d raise so much money
- 2.7 (think oneself into) Imagine what it would be like to be in (a position or role): she tried to think herself into the part of Peter’s fiancéeMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Novelists have been keen to think themselves into the position of the victims (though because they relish the danger and are spared the death, the morality of the effort remains questionable).
- On top of that we had to think ourselves into how the character feels.
- Unlike Gwyneth Paltrow in Sliding Doors (a spiritually similar film) who was called upon to play essentially the same character twice, here Mitchell has to think herself into two spaces completely.
- 3 [no object] (think of) Have a specified opinion of: she did not think highly of modern art what would John think of her? I think of him as a friendMás ejemplos en oraciones
- She told him that in her opinion very few people thought of her a lady.
- He has not hazarded an opinion of what he thinks of the subject of his study, the bizarre chain of consequences he unleashed and the political context of these new developments.
- Hope you enjoyed the above and I would be interested to see what anyone else thinks of my opinions and whether you agree or disagree.
sustantivo[in singular] • informal Volver al principio
- An act of thinking: I went for a walk to have a thinkMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Anyway, we had a think in the office but were stumped for specific local Melbourne myths.
- She was very upset but she very quickly stopped crying and had a think.
- So I had a little think and a bit of a search to check and came up with this list.
have (got) another think coming
- • informal Used to express the speaker’s disagreement with or unwillingness to do something suggested by someone else: if they think I’m going to do physical jerks, they’ve got another think comingMás ejemplos en oraciones
- If we think - despite what I've said about us being better than last year - if we think even for a moment that we are good enough with the present squad to win the championship next season, then we will have another think coming.
- If you thought the ethnic game, which held in thrall several generations, had paled into insignificance in the wake of the popularity of spectacle sports such as cricket and football, you have another think coming.
- That may satisfy some people suffering from Frankenfood fixation, but if they think proud British eco-warriors are going to be put off by the facts, they have another think coming…
- Reconsider something: the advisory committee must think again about its approachMás ejemplos en oraciones
- If they thought that there would be a news blackout on their actions they must now think again.
- If it does turn out that truth is stranger than your fiction, you must think again.
- Politicians who have issued intemperate attacks on the apathy of the young must think again.
- Express one’s thoughts as soon as they occur: no definite proposal, my dear chap—just thinking aloudMás ejemplos en oraciones
- ‘They'll probably be chasing us as soon as they can start their cars,’ she thought aloud.
- The general has thought aloud about his ‘alternative dream’ and gone ahead with the construction of Gwadar deep-sea port.
- Sterling, speaking to a crowd at the Microsoft Campus, thought aloud about the problem.
think better of
- Decide not to do (something) after reconsideration: he turned to shoot, then thought better of itMás ejemplos en oraciones
- You think better of the prank and decide to avoid certain detention.
- This turns out to be one of those jobs that you don't think better of until it's way too late.
- Later, thinking better of how this would look, they put the documents back in the box, put gloves on, and staged photographs of themselves opening the box properly.
- see big.
- see fit1.
think for oneself
- Have an independent mind or attitude: the aim is to get the students to think for themselvesMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Like the best of teachers, Sontag stirs the imagination, ultimately encouraging readers to engage their minds and think for themselves.
- Help is fine when needed but we do not want these young minds not to think for themselves.
- It's the paradox of pedagogy: how to teach students to think for themselves.
think nothing of
- Consider (an activity others regard as unusual, wrong, or difficult) as straightforward or normal: ordinarily, our elected representatives would think nothing of spending another $20 billionMás ejemplos en oraciones
- He thinks nothing of resorting to adolescent activity when his mother's Steuben egg and his father's Porsche are damaged and tries to cover this up by turning the home into a brothel.
- She thinks little of seeking vengeance for wrongs, tripping out on magic mushrooms and, in an especially lovely moment of controlled atmosphere, engaging in a spot of Ouija board shenanigans.
- Sometimes the disjunction is so severe that the patient thinks nothing of even severing a part of the body, like the famous painter Van Gogh who chopped off his ears.
think nothing of it
- see nothing.
think on one's feet
- see foot.
- Consider a course of action carefully before embarking on it: she would think twice about accepting a job where smoking was the normMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Of course, once I thought twice about holiday math, I realized that 16.7 percent of all days occur during November and December.
- In my pocket, I'm picking at one corner of the envelope, thinking twice about giving it to him, even thinking twice about taking the thing out of my pocket.
- And should parents think twice before enrolling their children on scuba courses?
think the world of
- see world.
Verbos con partícula
- Recall a past event or time: I keep thinking back to schoolMás ejemplos en oraciones
- I think back to the past and recall that it is the table at which we used to discuss politics or at which I wrote my first book.
- Barden thinks back through the past few years and it is easy to spot the games they should have won and the opportunities missed.
- Just think back to this past summer and the drama surrounding Taylor's decision to step down.
- • dialect & North American Think of or about: I think on her every day in my prayersMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Your point should be a revelation to those who would think on what you have said.
- If you ever consider going into business for yourself, think on this.
- As boys came into her mind for a change, she thought on the dark-eyed guy that had been at the stables.
think something out (or through)
- Consider something in all its aspects before taking action: the plan had not been properly thought outMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Every aspect of the house has been thought out in great detail, but for Eleanor the most appealing benefits are the views.
- Many suggestions were thought out and considered as hours flew by with still no real progress.
- There were some last-minute additions to the program, but they weren't thought out properly.
think something over
- Consider something carefully: he told the player to go home and think over his offerMás ejemplos en oraciones
- I studied the sweet counter intently, selecting a range of my favourite goodies, counting up the pennies, thinking it over carefully.
- ‘At the end of the season, I will think things over carefully and decide whether I should ever bowl again,’ he added.
- Let us suppose, for the sake of argument, that this guard did in fact stop to think things over carefully.
think something up
- • informal Use one’s ingenuity to devise something: Nick went away to think up an alternative planMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Maybe I'll be the one who brings it before you because I have thought it up, dreamed of it.
- Whoever thought this crazy policy up should be seeking alternative employment.
- It's such a weird contrivance, I keep wondering who thought it up.
Old English thencan, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch and German denken.