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cogitate on (something)

To contemplate something. This is a big decision, so I need some more time to cogitate on it, all right?
See also: cogitate, on
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cogitate on something

Rur. to think about something. Cogitate on this idea for a while. I will have to cogitate on this for a few days. I'll get back to you.
See also: cogitate, on
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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