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think US English

Have a particular opinion, belief, or idea about someone or something

think US Thesaurus

I think he's gone home

see fit US English

Consider it correct or acceptable to do something

speak ill of US English

Say (or think) something critical about

let me see US English

Used when one is pausing, trying to remember something, or considering one’s next words

think big US English

Be ambitious

think on US English

Think of or about

think again US English

Reconsider something, typically so as to alter one’s intentions or ideas

think twice US English

Consider a course of action carefully before embarking on it

think back US English

Recall a past event or time

think piece US English

An article in a newspaper, magazine, or journal presenting personal opinions, analysis, or discussion, rather than bare facts

think tank US English

A body of experts providing advice and ideas on specific political or economic problems

think out loud US English

Express one’s thoughts as soon as they occur

I think in think US English

Used in speech to reduce the force of a statement or opinion, or to politely suggest or refuse something

think better of US English

Decide not to do (something) after reconsideration

think for oneself US English

Have an independent mind or attitude

think nothing of US English

Consider (an activity others regard as odd, wrong, or difficult) as straightforward or normal

think something up US English

Use one’s ingenuity to invent or devise something

think on one's feet US English

React to events decisively, effectively, and without prior thought or planning

I shudder to think US English

Used to convey that something is too unpleasant to contemplate

think something out US English

Consider something in all its aspects before taking action

think something over US English

Consider something carefully

think the world of US English

Have a very high regard for (someone)

think outside the box US English

Think in an original or creative way

come to think of it US English

On reflection (said when an idea or point occurs to one while one is speaking)

think nothing of it US English

Do not apologize or feel bound to show gratitude (used as a polite response)

think something through US English

Consider all the possible effects or implications of something

have another think coming US English

Used to express the speaker’s disagreement with or unwillingness to do something suggested by someone else

be unable to hear oneself think US English

Used to complain about very loud noise or music

rethink US English

Think again about (something such as a policy or course of action), especially in order to make changes to it

outthink US English

Outdo in thinking; outwit

let me see in let1 US English

Used when one is pausing, trying to remember something, or considering one’s next words

doublethink US English

The acceptance of or mental capacity to accept contrary opinions or beliefs at the same time, especially as a result of political indoctrination

groupthink US English

The practice of thinking or making decisions as a group in a way that discourages creativity or individual responsibility

overthink US English

Think about (something) too much or for too long

think up in think US Thesaurus

I'm sure by Friday we'll have thought up a great idea for the presentation

think over in think US Thesaurus

take a few days to think over the proposal

I shudder to think in shudder US English

Used to convey that something is too unpleasant to contemplate

think again in think US English

Reconsider something, typically so as to alter one’s intentions or ideas

think twice in think US English

Consider a course of action carefully before embarking on it

come to think of it in come US English

On reflection (said when an idea or point occurs to one while one is speaking)

think out loud in think US English

Express one’s thoughts as soon as they occur

think better of in think US English

Decide not to do (something) after reconsideration

think better of in think US Thesaurus

Donnie was going to crash his ex-girlfriend's wedding, but he thought better of it

be unable to hear oneself think in hear US English

Used to complain about very loud noise or music


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