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think something through

to run over and try to settle something in one's mind. Let me think this through and call you in the morning. I will think through this matter and get back to you.
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think something through

also think through something
to consider something carefully, esp. before making an important decision think something over We can't afford a mistake, so think things through and make sure you have everything ready. You should think through all these questions before you send your proposal to a publisher.
Usage notes: also used in the form think out something: He's trying to think out all the options available before deciding on one.
See also: think

think through

Also, think out. Arrive at a thorough understanding of; devise or contrive thoroughly. For example, That answer doesn't work; I don't believe you've thought the problem through, or He thought out a far more efficient method. The first term dates from the early 1900s, the variant from the mid-1800s. Also see think up.
See also: think

think through

v.
To reason about or reflect on something, considering every detail and consequence: Make sure you think through the consequences before you act. Don't make the decision to quit your job right away—think the matter through.
See also: think