Definition of Think up

1. Verb. Devise or invent. "Did he think up his major works over a short period of time?"; "No-one had ever thought of such a clever piece of software"

Exact synonyms: Concoct, Dream Up, Hatch, Think Of
Specialized synonyms: Idealise, Idealize, Cook Up, Fabricate, Invent, Make Up, Manufacture
Generic synonyms: Create By Mental Act, Create Mentally
Derivative terms: Concoction

Definition of Think up

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To create in one’s mind; to invent. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Think Up

think of
think of the children
think on
think on one's feet
think out
think over
think piece
think tank
think tanks
think the world of
think through
think twice
think up (current term)
think with one's other head

Literary usage of Think up

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1911)
""Let 's think up some scheme for making ourselves thoroughly disliked over there. ... "Well, we '11 have to think up something," said Sandy. ..."

2. Parnellism and Crime by James Hannen Hannen (1889)
"The evictions were actually carried out in 1880 and 1881, I think. Up to that time what were the relations between landlords and tenants in the county ? ..."

3. The Divine Comedy of Patriotism by Mortimer Thomson (1900)
"You should think up some way to achieve without revolution. 9- Conquest of equal by equal was law in past eras: To please you shall we lose its effects? ..."

4. Report of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War at the Second by United States Congress. Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War (1865)
"I think up as far as Grand Ecore, about twenty-five hundred men. They were not required in any engagement; they were guarding the trains— one brigade of ..."

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