hear oneself think

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of hear oneself think

informal
used to say that it's impossible to think clearly because of loud talking, music, etc.
  • That music is so loud I can't hear myself think.

Word by Word Definitions

hear play
  1. : to perceive or become aware of by the ear

  2. : to gain knowledge of by hearing

  3. : to listen to with attention : heed

oneself play
  1. : a person's self : one's own self

  2. : one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self

think play
  1. : to form or have in the mind

  2. : to have as an intention

  3. : to have as an opinion

  1. : an act of thinking

  1. : relating to, requiring, or stimulating thinking


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