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think

verb [I or T]
 
 
/θɪŋk/ (thought, thought)
to have a particular idea, belief or opinion: think (that) Some analysts think that rates will continue to rise. I think the figures speak for themselves. Have you seen the new ad? What do you think?
to consider something in your mind: He thought for a moment, and then agreed.think about sth She was thinking about whether to take the job.
think big to have plans to be very successful or powerful: Even small companies need to think big.
think on your feet to make a quick decision or give an answer quickly: The ability to think on your feet is essential for this position.
think out of/outside the box to think using your imagination and having new ideas instead of traditional or expected ones: Thinking outside the box could be enough to put a business ahead of its competitors.
think twice to think very carefully about something before taking a decision: think twice about sth/about doing sth/before doing sth High fuel prices had caused car buyers to think twice about buying full-size sport utility vehicles.
(Definition of think from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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