think up

verb
devise or invent (Freq. 2)
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He thought up a plan to get rich quickly

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no-one had ever thought of such a clever piece of software

Syn: ↑think of, ↑dream up, ↑hatch, ↑concoct
Derivationally related forms: ↑concoction (for: ↑concoct)
Hyponyms:
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Did he think up his major works over a short period of time?

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[verb]
devise, come up with, concoct, contrive, create, dream up, invent, visualize

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think up
To find by thinking, devise or concoct
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Main Entry:think

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ˌthink ˈup [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they think up he/she/it thinks up present participle thinking up past tense thought up past participle thought up] phrasal verb
to invent or to imagine something, especially an excuse

She’d have to think up a good reason for being late.

Thesaurus: to imagine, or to use your imaginationsynonym
Main entry: think

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think up [phrasal verb]
think up (something) or think (something) up informal : to use your 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.

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Main Entry:think

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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