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think

verb (CONSIDER)    /θɪŋk/ (thought, thought)
A1 [I or T] to believe something or have an opinion or idea: [+ (that)] I think (that) I've met you before. I don't think Emma will get the job. "Do you think (that) you could get me some stamps while you're in town?" [+ noun/adj] Salmon used to be thought expensive/thought a luxury. [+ to infinitive] He was thought to have boarded the plane in New York. What did you think of the film? What do you think about these latest government plans? I think it is important to learn English.Thinking and contemplating B2 [I] to consider a person's needs or wishes: She's always thinking of others. Grammar:ThinkSee more
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