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Idioms about think

Origin of think

1
First recorded before 900; Middle English thinken, variant of thenken, Old English thencan; cognate with Dutch, German denken, Old Norse thekkja, Gothic thagkjan; akin to Latin tongēre “to know” and thank

Other definitions for think (2 of 2)

think2
[ thingk ]
/ θɪŋk /

verb (used without object), thought, think·ing.Obsolete.
to seem or appear (usually used impersonally with a dative as the subject).
Compare methinks.

Origin of think

2
First recorded before 900; Middle English thinken “to present the appearance of, seem,” Old English thyncan “to seem”; cognate with Dutch dunken, German dünken, Old Norse thykkja, Gothic thugkjan
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How to use think in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for think

think
/ (θɪŋk) /

verb thinks, thinking or thought
noun

Derived forms of think

thinker, noun

Word Origin for think

Old English thencan; related to Old Frisian thenza, Old Saxon thenkian, Old High German denken, Old Norse thekkja, Gothic thagkjan
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