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English definition of “rethink”


verb [I, T]     /ˌriːˈθɪŋk/ (past tense and past participle rethought)
to change what you think about something or what you plan to do: We've had to rethink our strategy .Changing your mind
rethink     /ˈriːθɪŋk/ noun [no plural] The whole issue needs a fundamental rethink.
(Definition of rethink verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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