put one's thinking cap on

Definition of put one's thinking cap on

informal

  1. :  to start trying to think of what should be done

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to place in a specified position or relationship :  lay

    :  to move in a specified direction

    :  to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something :  thrust

  1. :  a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

    :  the act or an instance of putting the shot

    :  an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. :  being in place :  fixed, set

thinking
  1. :  the action of using one's mind to produce thoughts

    :  opinion, judgment

    :  thought that is characteristic (as of a period, group, or person)

  1. :  marked by use of the intellect :  rational

  1. :  a head covering especially with a visor and no brim

    :  a distinctive head covering emblematic of a position or office: such as

    :  a cardinal's biretta

  1. :  to provide or protect with a cap

    :  to give a cap to as a symbol of honor, rank, or achievement

    :  to form a cap over :  crown

  1. :  a small amount of an illegal or legally regulated drug

    :  a small amount of a drug enclosed in a capsule

  1. :  capitalization

  1. : capacity

    : capital

    : capitalize; capitalized


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