brainstorm(redirected from a brain-storm)
1. verb To actively work to come up with ideas for something, often in an unstructured way. Come on in, we're just brainstorming ideas for the next issue.
2. noun A good, useful, or valuable idea, especially one that comes suddenly or unexpectedly. OK, I just had a brainstorm—what if we painted the bathroom blue and the hallway yellow? Wouldn't that look better?
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1. n. a good idea; an idea that enters one’s head suddenly. I had a sudden brainstorm and got out of bed to write it down.
2. in. to try to think up good ideas, especially as a group. Let’s brainstorm on this for a little while.
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