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thought

us   /θɔt/
  • thought (THINK)

past simple and past participle of think

thoughtnoun [C/U]

us   /θɔt/
  • thought noun [C/U] (THINKING)

the act of thinking about something to form ideas and opinions, or an idea or opinion produced by thinking: [U] I have given this matter considerable thought. [C] Do you have any thoughts on what we should do now? [C] That fact never entered my thoughts. [U] His early religious training helped to shape his thought. [C] It’s just a thought, but since it’s such a beautiful day, why don’t we go for a drive? [U] The very thought of standing up in front of an audience scares me to death.
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"thought" in British English

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thoughtverb

uk   /θɔːt/ us   /θɑːt/
past simple and past participle of think

thoughtnoun [C or U]

uk   /θɔːt/ us   /θɑːt/
B1 the act of thinking about or considering something, an idea or opinion, or a set of ideas about a particular subject: Ask me again tomorrow. I'll have to give it some thought. She doesn't give any thought to her appearance. Let me have your thoughts on that report by Friday. Spare a thought for (= think about) all those without shelter on a cold night like this. He's the author of a book on the history of European thought. You sent her a card? That was a kind thought.

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