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think

verb
 
/θɪŋk/ (thought)
A1 to believe that something is true, or to expect that something will happen, although you are not sure: I think we’ve met before. Do you think it’s going to rain?
A1 to have an opinion about something or someone: What did you think of the show?
B1 to use the brain to plan something, solve a problem, understand a situation, etc.: He thought for a few seconds before answering.
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