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think

verb (REASON)    /θɪŋk/ (thought, thought)
B1 [I] to use the brain to plan something, solve a problem , understand a situation , etc.: What are you thinking, Peter ? He just does these things without thinking and he gets himself into such a mess . You think too much - that's your problem . I'm sorry I forgot to mention your name . I just wasn't think ing .Thinking and contemplating think long and hard (also think twice) C1 to think very carefully about something: I should think long and hard before you make any important decisions . If burglars could realize how deeply they hurt people by invading their homes and stealing their treasured belongings , they might think twice before doing it.Thinking and contemplating think aloud UK (US think out loud) to automatically say what you are thinking: "What did you say?" "Oh, nothing, I was just thinking aloud ."Saying and utteringSaying again Grammar:Think
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