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mind

noun [C]
 
 
/maɪnd/
B1 someone's memory or their ability to think, feel emotions, and be aware of things: For some reason her words stuck in my mind. She has a very logical mind.Mind and personalityScience of psychology and psychoanalysisRemembering, reminding and reminders
have sth on your mind to think or worry about something: Jim has a lot on his mind at the moment.Anxious and worried
bear/keep sb/sth in mind B2 to remember someone or something that may be useful in the future: I'll keep you in mind if another job comes up. [+ (that)] Bear in mind that there's a bank holiday next week.Remembering, reminding and reminders
make your mind up B1 to make a decision: [+ question word] I haven't made up my mind whether to go yet.Decisions and deciding
change your mind B1 to change a decision or opinion: We've changed our minds about selling the house.Changing your mind
come/spring to mind If an idea comes to mind, it is the first thing you think of: I was thinking about who might be suitable for this job, and your name came to mind.Remembering, reminding and reminders
put your mind to sth to give your full attention to something: You could win if you put your mind to it.Paying attention and being carefulCautious and vigilant
be out of your mind informal to be crazy or very stupid: You must be out of your mind going running on a night like this!Stupid and sillyOf unsound mindOf unsound mindStupid and silly
be out of your mind with worry/grief, etc to be very worried or upsetAnxious and worriedFeeling sad and unhappy
→ See also at/in the back of your mind, frame of mind, give sb a piece of your mind, a weight off your mind, blow your mind, cross your mind, be in two minds, put/set sb's mind at rest, read sb's mind, slip your mind, speak your mind, take your mind off sth
(Definition of mind noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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