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think over

(transitive, adverb) to ponder or consider: to think over a problem
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  • She folded her white arms and prepared to think over all these things.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • He paused to think over the possibilities should he get the position.

    Frank Roscoe's Secret Allen Chapman
  • I went for a walk that afternoon to think over the proposition he'd made.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
  • He had a good deal to think over, for he had come to a momentous decision.

    Jan and Her Job L. Allen Harker
  • Here feeling perplexed I began to think over what had preceded.

    The Republic Plato
  • Now that she had time to think over her own tragedy, she was unrepentant.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • think over all this, and, like a brave youth, tell me—What is temperance?

    Charmides Plato
Idioms and Phrases with think over

think over

Ponder, reflect about, especially with a view to making a decision. For example, I'll have to think it over carefully before I can say yes or no. [ Mid-1800s ]
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