You use ' I think ' as a way of being polite when you are explaining or suggesting to someone what you want to do, or when you are accepting or refusing an offer .
to regard as proper or appropriate
If you think something out, you consider all the aspects and details of it before doing anything or making a decision .
If you think something up, for example an idea or plan, you invent it using mental effort .
You say just think when you feel excited, fascinated, or shocked by something, and you want the person to whom you are talking to feel the same.
If you think again about an action or decision, you consider it very carefully, often with the result that you change your mind and decide to do things differently.
If you think aloud, you express your thoughts as they occur to you, rather than thinking first and then speaking .
If you think back, you make an effort to remember things that happened to you in the past .
If you think something over, you consider it carefully before making a decision .
A think piece is an article in a newspaper or magazine that discusses a particular subject in a serious and thoughtful way .
A think-tank is a group of experts who are gathered together by an organization, especially by a government, in order to consider various problems and try and work out ways to solve them.
to consider carefully before deciding (about something)
illogical or deliberately perverse thinking in terms that distort or reverse the truth to make it more acceptable
If you think a situation through, you consider it thoroughly, together with all its possible effects or consequences .
to think big:
If you think big, you make plans on a large scale, often using a lot of time, effort, or money .
dread to think:
If you say that you dread to think what might happen, you mean that you are anxious about it because it is likely to be very unpleasant .
I don't think:
a phrase added to an ironical statement
think less of:
to have a lower opinion of
think more of:
to have a higher opinion of
think much of:
to have a high opinion of
think out loud:
to speak one's thoughts as they occur
to think twice:
If you think twice about doing something, you consider it again and decide not to do it, or decide to do it differently.
think better of:
to change one's course of action after reconsideration
think little of:
to have a low opinion of
think nothing of:
to regard as routine, easy, or natural
think you're it:
If you say that someone thinks they're it, you mean that they think they are better or more important than they really are.
think in terms of:
If you say that you are thinking in terms of doing a particular thing, you mean that you are considering it.
think on (or upon):
to give thought or consideration to
think on your feet:
to make good decisions and achieve things without having to think about them or plan them first
think the world of:
to be extremely fond of or hold in very high esteem
come to think of it:
You use the expression come to think of it to indicate that you have suddenly realized something, often something obvious .
think nothing of it:
If something happens and you think nothing of it, you do not pay much attention to it or think of it as strange or important, although later you realize that it is.
think outside the box:
to think about something in a way that is new or different and shows imagination, especially in business
to shudder to think:
If you say that you shudder to think what would happen in a particular situation, you mean that you expect it to be so bad that you do not really want to think about it.
to think nothing of:
If you think nothing of doing something that other people might consider difficult, strange, or wrong, you consider it to be easy or normal, and you do it often or would be quite willing to do it.
to think better of it:
If you intend to do something and then think better of it, you decide not to do it because you realize it would not be sensible .
think (all) the world of:
to admire or love greatly
think the world of someone:
to like and admire someone very much or be very fond of them
you can't hear yourself think:
If you say that you can't hear yourself think, you are complaining and emphasizing that there is a lot of noise, and that it is disturbing you or preventing you from doing something.
to think the world of someone:
If you think the world of someone, you like them or care about them very much.
you've got another think coming:
you are mistaken and will soon have to alter your opinion
come to think of it/when you think about it:
You use expressions such as come to think of it, when you think about it, or thinking about it, when you mention something that you have suddenly remembered or realized .