think up

Definition of think up

informal

  1. :  to use one's mind to form or invent (something) Quick! We have to think up an excuse. They thought up a new way of raising money for charity.

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

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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