Definition of think something over in US English:

think something over

phrasal verb

  • Consider something carefully.

    • ‘So the frog thinks it over for a minute and decides to accept the offer.’
    • ‘He thought the problem over carefully, then nodded.’
    • ‘Carefully, she thought the words over in her head.’
    • ‘He listened to those stories and at night he thought them over in his mind.’
    • ‘Winthrop thought my question over carefully as he mashed the pills up with a paperweight and drenched the mess with applesauce so he could eat it with the spoon attachment on his Swiss Army knife.’
    • ‘‘At the end of the season, I will think things over carefully and decide whether I should ever bowl again,’ he added.’
    • ‘Kyle thought the matter over, pondering what the possible ramifications could be, hoping to summon some memory buried in his mind by his father.’
    • ‘I studied the sweet counter intently, selecting a range of my favourite goodies, counting up the pennies, thinking it over carefully.’
    • ‘Let us suppose, for the sake of argument, that this guard did in fact stop to think things over carefully.’
    • ‘I had a place lined up, I thought it over, I mused, I pondered, I decided to go with it.’
    consider, contemplate, deliberate about, weigh up, consider the pros and cons of, mull over, ponder, reflect on, muse on, ruminate on
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