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mind

noun [C]     /maɪnd/
B1 the part of a person that makes it possible for him or her to think, feel emotions, and understand things: Her mind was full of what had happened the night before, and she just wasn't concentrating. Of course I'm telling the truth - you've got such a suspicious mind! I just said the first thing that came into my mind. I'm not quite clear in my mind about what I'm doing.Mind and personalityScience of psychology and psychoanalysis a very intelligent person: She was one of the most brilliant minds of the last century.Intelligent people all in the/your mind describes a problem that does not exist and is only imagined: His doctor tried to convince him that he wasn't really ill and that it was all in the mind.True, real, false, and unreal bear/keep sth in mind B2 to remember a piece of information when you are making a decision or thinking about a matter: Bearing in mind how young she is, I thought she did really well. Of course, repair work is expensive and you have to keep that in mind.Remembering, reminding and reminders go over sth in your mind (also turn sth over in your mind) to think repeatedly about an event that has happened: She would go over the accident again and again in her mind, wishing that she could somehow have prevented it.Remembering, reminding and remindersThinking and contemplating Grammar:MindSee moreGrammar:Mind as a verbWe use the verb mind to mean ‘take care or be careful of or about something’, or ‘pay attention to something’. In this meaning, we usually use it in the imperative:See moreGrammar:Mind as a nounThe noun mind refers to the part of a person that enables them to think, feel emotions and be aware of things:See moreGrammar:Mind: typical errorsSee more
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