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“think of sth” in British English

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think of sth

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

B1 to produce a new idea or plan:

We'll have to think of a pretty good excuse for being late.

More examples

  • Luckily, Dan thought of using the wire to pick the lock.
  • We should have thought of phoning you.
  • A ladder would have been a good idea, but we didn't think of it.
  • We tried to think of a way for him to earn money.
  • Can you think of a good reason to ask for some more money?

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

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