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English definition of “think”

think

verb (REASON)    /θɪŋk/ (thought, thought)
B1 [I] to use the brain to plan something, solve a problem, understand a situation, etc.: What are you thinking, Peter? He just does these things without thinking and he gets himself into such a mess. You think too much - that's your problem. I'm sorry I forgot to mention your name. I just wasn't thinking.Thinking and contemplating think long and hard (also think twice) C1 to think very carefully about something: I should think long and hard before you make any important decisions. If burglars could realize how deeply they hurt people by invading their homes and stealing their treasured belongings, they might think twice before doing it.Thinking and contemplating think aloud UK (US think out loud) to automatically say what you are thinking: "What did you say?" "Oh, nothing, I was just thinking aloud."Saying and utteringSaying again Grammar:ThinkSee more
(Definition of think verb (REASON) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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