[θɪŋk] (past tense and past participle thought [θɔːt] ) verb I
1) [T] to believe something based on facts or ideas
‘Is Dan coming tonight?' ‘ I think so, but I'm not sure.'[/ex]
I don't think there's a bank in the village.[/ex]
Faulty wiring is thought to have caused the fire.[/ex]
2) [I/T] to have a particular opinion about someone or something
His colleagues think a lot of him (= have a very good opinion of him).[/ex]
I don't think much of Sam's new girlfriend (= I don't like her very much).[/ex]
Nobody seriously thought of him as a candidate for the job.[/ex]
3) to carefully consider facts in order to understand something, make a decision, or solve a problem
Let's stop and think before we do anything else.[/ex]
I need to think seriously about their offer.[/ex]
I've got to think of a way to earn more money.[/ex]
4) [I] to remember someone or something
He could never think of the woman's name.[/ex]
I often think about the time we spent in Rome.[/ex]
5) [I/T] to imagine something
Just think of what she's suffered![/ex]
I never thought that I'd end up working here.[/ex]
6) [I] to consider someone and their needs or situation
It was kind of you to think of our daughter.[/ex]
7) [I/T] to have something in your mind
I wasn't worried – I just thought, ‘Why is she doing that?'[/ex]
I expect we were all thinking the same thing.[/ex]
come to think of itspoken used for adding something to what you have said because you have just remembered something[/ex]
[i]Come to think of it, he did mention going to the house.[/ex]
do you think...? — used for asking someone politely to do something[/ex]
Do you think you could pass me my bag?[/ex]
I thought (that)spoken used as a polite way of suggesting something[/ex]
I thought we'd have a drink before dinner.[/ex]
think twice/again — to carefully consider whether what you are planning to do is a good idea[/ex]
- think back
- think sth over
- think sth through
- think sth up
II noun think [θɪŋk] have a thinkBritish to think about something carefully[/ex]

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