ruminate about (something)

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ruminate about (something)

To give great consideration to something; to ponder on or think about something very deeply. We sat ruminating about various ways to improve our business model when Janet suddenly came up with a brilliant idea. Well, your review has certainly given me plenty to ruminate about.
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ruminate about something

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to ponder and think about something. (Alludes to a cow, relaxing and chewing its cud, as if it is thinking.) He sat, ruminating about the events of the day, humming and eating peanuts. Let me ruminate on this a little bit.
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Meanwhile, the Treasury's top mandarin, permanent secretary Sir Nicholas Macpherson, coolly ruminated about the economic experiment of the Scottish move.
That source yielded 555 depressed people, ages 10 to 69, who had begun antidepressant treatment and then ruminated about or unsuccessfully attempted suicide within 90 days.
Marie-Claire adds, "He ruminated about it and said 'Let's do it.' We just haven't stopped!" She says that reading the news for RRS is fun.
Before that, he'd taken on the legacy of the Holocaust in A Bright Room Called Day, and since then he has ruminated about the collapse of the Soviet Union in Slavs!