Idioms

Origin of think

1
before 900; Middle English thinken, variant of thenken, Old English thencan; cognate with Dutch, German denken, Old Norse thekkja, Gothic thagkjan; akin to thank
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British Dictionary definitions for think up (1 of 2)

think up


verb

(tr, adverb) to invent or deviseto think up a plan

British Dictionary definitions for think up (2 of 2)

think

/ (θɪŋk) /

verb thinks, thinking or thought

noun

Derived Forms

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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Medicine definitions for think up

think

[ thĭngk ]

v.

To exercise the power of reason, as by conceiving ideas, drawing inferences, and using judgment.
To weigh or consider an idea.
To bring a thought to mind by imagination or invention.
To recall a thought or an image to mind.
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Idioms and Phrases with think up (1 of 2)

think up


Devise, contrive by thinking, as in She's an expert at thinking up interesting programs. [Mid-1800s]

Idioms and Phrases with think up (2 of 2)

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

also see:

  • 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.

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