think outside the box

Definition of think outside the box

  1. :  to explore ideas that are creative and unusual and that are not limited or controlled by rules or tradition To solve this puzzle, you'll have to think outside the box.

Word by Word Definitions

thinkplay
  1. :  to form or have in the mind

    :  to have as an intention

    :  to have as an opinion

  1. :  an act of thinking

  1. :  relating to, requiring, or stimulating thinking

outsideplay
  1. :  a place or region beyond an enclosure or boundary: such as

    :  the world beyond the confines of an institution (such as a prison)

    :  the world beyond the territory or state of Alaska

  1. :  of, relating to, or being on or toward the outer side or surface

    :  of, relating to, or being on or toward the outer side of a curve or turn

    :  of, relating to, or being on or near the outside

  1. :  on or to the outside

    :  outdoors

  1. : used as a function word to indicate movement to or position on the outer side of

    :  beyond the limits of

    :  except

  1. :  an evergreen shrub or small tree (genus Buxus of the family Buxaceae, the box family) with opposite entire leaves and capsular fruits

    :  a widely cultivated shrub (B. sempervirens) used for hedges, borders, and topiary figures

  1. :  a rigid typically rectangular container with or without a cover : such as

    :  an open cargo container of a vehicle

    :  coffin

  1. :  to enclose in or as if in a box

  1. :  a punch or slap especially on the ear

  1. :  to hit (something, especially someone's ears) with the hand

    :  to engage in boxing with

    :  to fight with the fists :  engage in boxing


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