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think over

verb
1.
(transitive, adverb) to ponder or consider: to think over a problem
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  • Take a day to think over my proposal and telegraph your answer to-morrow.

    Guy and Pauline Compton Mackenzie
  • She folded her white arms and prepared to think over all these things.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Bring the scene back to your memory, and think over the various small objects littering about, and how they would affect the case.

  • I went for a walk that afternoon to think over the proposition he'd made.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
  • Give me a day to think over matters, and I shall arrange what to do with you.

    The Green Mummy Fergus Hume
  • Here feeling perplexed I began to think over what had preceded.

    The Republic Plato
  • Which, was, when you come to think over such incidents as the foregoing, only simple justice.

    When the West Was Young Frederick R. Bechdolt
Idioms and Phrases with think over

think over

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 ]
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