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muse

verb [I] uk   /mjuːz/ formal us  
to think about something carefully and for a long time: I began to muse about/on the possibility of starting my own business.

muse

noun [C] uk   /mjuːz/ literary us  
an imaginary being, person, or force that gives someone ideas and helps them to write, paint, or make music: The muse has left me - I haven't written any poetry for months! Juliet was not only the painter's best model but also his muse.
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