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Think up   /θɪŋk əp/   Listen
Think up

Devise or invent.  Synonyms: concoct, dream up, hatch, think of.  "No-one had ever thought of such a clever piece of software"

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"Think up" Quotes from Famous Books

... can't answer for the others," said Daisy, "but let's discuss it,—it's such fun, and among us, we may think up some good ideas. I've had lots of experience with this sort of ...
— Patty's Butterfly Days • Carolyn Wells

... to be trying to think up a reply, but nothing came to him and he simply stood still and glowered at them. He appeared to be speculating. What significance was there in these apparently careless questions? Why should they be asked at all? How much did these cordially hated ...
— Army Boys in the French Trenches • Homer Randall

... see, but I'm never too busy to teach those who really want to learn. We'll have a lesson here every morning just at sun-up. I can't be bothered any more to-day, because it is late. Run along home to the dear Old Briar-patch and think up some questions to ask me to-morrow morning. And, by the way, Peter, I will ask YOU some questions. For one thing I shall ask you to tell me all you know about your own family. Now scamper along and be ...
— The Burgess Animal Book for Children • Thornton W. Burgess

... "if you'd really rather have that than anything else; but it seems as if I ought to think up something more for the last afternoon, but the fte; ...
— Five Little Peppers Abroad • Margaret Sidney

... tempted to let the verdict stand, for I should consider boys who were so easily dragged into mischief badly in need of discipline. I do wish you'd tell me one thing, Byrd. How could a fellow, a manly, decent fellow like you, think up such a caddish trick? Wounding another man's feelings, Byrd, isn't really funny, if you ...
— Left Guard Gilbert • Ralph Henry Barbour

Words linked to "Think up" :   create mentally, fabricate, create by mental act, invent, idealise, cook up, manufacture, make up, idealize

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