verb (used without object), thought, think·ing.
verb (used with object), thought, think·ing.
- to conceive of; imagine.
- to have an opinion or judgment of.
- to consider; anticipate: When one thinks of what the future may bring, one is both worried and hopeful.
- to think about until a conclusion is reached; understand or solve by thinking.
- to devise by thinking; contrive: He thought out a plan for saving time.
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Idioms for think
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Definition for think (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), thought, think·ing.Obsolete.
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Example sentences from the Web for think
Most of us think about summer as the time for all things bright-hued and airy—even down to our nails.The Best Nail Color For You Based On Your Zodiac Sign|Shalwah Evans|July 9, 2020|Essence.com
But, he said, “none of us should be thinking that this is the single solution that is going to take us back to the old normal.”J&J’s CEO says creating a vaccine is only ‘part of the puzzle’|Alan Murray|July 9, 2020|Fortune
Are you using the time away from social media to think harder about the content you fund?
Yes, we are thinking about how to be more ethical with our spending.
“Enrolling over 400,000 people in an entirely virtual clinical trial over the course of eight months—I mean, who would have thought that was possible?”How Apple and Stanford are speeding up medical discoveries|Maria Aspan|July 8, 2020|Fortune
British Dictionary definitions for think
verb thinks, thinking or thought
- to expect; supposeI didn't think to see you here
- to be considerate or aware enough (to do something)he did not think to thank them
- to change one's mind about (a course of action, decision, etc)
- to have a more favourable opinion of (a person)
- to regard as routine, easy, or natural
- to have no compunction or hesitation about
- to have a very low opinion of
Derived forms of thinkthinker, noun
Word Origin for think
Medical definitions for think
Idioms and Phrases with think
In addition to the idioms beginning with think
- think a lot of
- think aloud
- think back
- think better of
- think big
- thinking cap
- think little of
- think nothing of
- think on one's feet
- think out
- think over
- think piece
- think positive
- think tank
- think the world of
- think through
- think twice
- think up
- come to think of it
- have another guess (think) coming
- hear oneself think
- not think much of
- put on one's thinking cap
- wishful thinking
Also see underthought.