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To consider or ponder something; to reflect upon something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "think" and "over." Think it over, and let me know in the morning if you want the job. I spent the next few days thinking over everything she'd said to me just before she died.
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think something over
to think about something and whether one will choose to do it. I need a few minutes to think it over. Let me think over your request for a day or so.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Ponder, reflect about, especially with a view to making a decision. For example, I'll have to think it over carefully before I can say yes or no. [Mid-1800s]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
To consider or reflect on something, especially in order to make a decision: The students thought over the story they had just read. Here's my proposal—think it over, and let me know how you feel.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.