think verb

1 have an opinion

ADV. really | personally I personally think it's all been a lot of fuss over nothing. | honestly Did you honestly think I would agree to that? | never I never thought you would carry out your threat.

VERB + THINK be inclined to I'm inclined to think we've been a little harsh on her.

PREP. about I still don't know what he really thinks about it. | of What did you think of the film?

2 have an idea

ADV. suddenly

PREP. of I suddenly thought of a way I could help.

3 consider/reflect

ADV. carefully, deeply, (long and) hard She thought long and hard before accepting his offer. | fleetingly | rationally He seemed to have lost the ability to think rationally. | frantically What can I do now? he thought frantically. | contemptuously, despairingly, dully, glumly, grimly, guiltily, indignantly, irritably, miserably, resentfully | ruefully, wistfully, wryly

VERB + THINK dread to, hate to, shudder to, tremble to I hate to think what would have happened if we hadn't arrived.

PREP. about Think about what you are going to do next. | of I often think of Jane.