Meaning of “think of/about sb/sth” in the English Dictionary

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"think of/about sb/sth" in British English

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think of/about sb/sth

phrasal verb with think uk /θɪŋk/ us /θɪŋk/ verb thought, thought

B1 to remember or imagine someone or something:

I thought of you immediately when they said they wanted someone who could speak English.
He was thinking about the time he spent in the army.

More examples

  • It still upsets him when he thinks about the accident.
  • Just dismiss those thoughts from your mind - they're crazy and not worth thinking about.
  • Funnily enough, I was just thinking about you when you called.
  • Most people can't be bothered thinking about their retirement - they're too busy concentrating on the here and now.
  • Chuck sat quietly for hours staring into the distance, thinking of what might have been.

(Definition of “think of/about sb/sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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